Almost out of here…stay tuned for more

Yesterday I started this post to detail a huge problem we ran into with our flights on Sunday/Monday. But it all got figured out and we are ready to go…to the Galapagos. So let’s concentrate on the positive because we are all packed and ready to go!

To be honest, first we are going to South Florida to visit with our good buddy Mike and to meet his new girlfriend, Cathy. We will spend three nights with them and then Mike (who is an INCREDIBLE friend) will drive us to the airport at horrible-o’clock in the morning so we can catch our new flight to Quito via Panama City, Panama on Copa Air. (I promise to come back and detail the problems we have had with the cruise line about our air in a future post).

I am just doing this post so you can remember to come back here on a regular basis from July 3 through July 11. I will be doing my best to post a report everyday with photos so that those of you who have never been to the Galapagos can follow along with us.

I am also going to try something new—video. So that’s why you can see my face above this post. Not sure if it will work, but I am going to do my best. Kathleen gave me a GoPro for Christmas 2019 when we thought we would be doing this trip last summer and I will be taking it with me for lots of short video clips. I am especially hoping to capture some great underwater stuff while we are snorkeling.

Lastly, if you have friends who can’t travel right now that you might think would be interested, drop them our URL ( and tell them to sign up so they get notifications when I post. In the meantime, wish us luck!

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.   —Saint Augustine

11 thoughts on “Almost out of here…stay tuned for more

  1. carells

    Looking forward to “traveling” with you and Kathleen. I head for France 2 days after you return…I’m hoping for “smooth sailing ” for all of us. Have fun. Be safe…

  2. Knowing you two, it will be an amazing trip from beginning to end, even with the horrible-o’clock departure from Florida. As always, I look forward to each and every post so I can travel along with you.

  3. Bob

    Hey. Your video is reversed..Your good side is on the other side and the writing on your t shirt is reversed…. But your voice is fine. Lol. Travel safe

    1. Bob, you don’t get from Quito to the ship. We get to Quito on Saturday. We spend the night and the next morning we take a charter flight from Quito to Baltra which is an island in the Galapagos. From there we get in a zodiac and they take us to the ship.

  4. Yup, we never dock. Anywhere. We only get off and on the ship on Zodiacs. They are very cool Zodiacs. I will make sure and get a photo of them when we get on board.

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