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Guest Blog by Amy!

OK everyone,

I thought it was about time I gave my feedback about what an incredible trip this was to the Galapagos…Best part were my traveling companions…my Sister Claudia, Sharon and Lou who I have known since college for over 40 years and Catherine and Olivia…who were a real treat, fun and both with great senses of humor…I have known Catherine for a very long time as well. I would go anywhere with you guys again…just tell me when.


I have submitted Catherine’s “armpit photos” to the National Geographic new species competition and they tell me you have a real chance. Sharon took a great photo of me with my sister and commented that I looked like I was from law enforcement, while Claudia looked like a movie star waiting for someone to ask for her photograph.

(Edit by SMD … actually, we said Amy looked like a Cub Scout … still cracks me up!)



I loved the tortoises the best because I finally found something that moves slower than me…and I won’t “go there” with the blue boobies. Spectacular trip, people and adventures. More to come. AMY



Thanks, Amy!  It was great sharing the adventure with you and Claudia.

And this completes our report on our Galapagos Adventure. We are hoping Claudia gets time to do a guest blog, because I know it will be spectacular.

I want to thank Lou for arranging this trip, starting over a year in advance. It was great to see Claudia and Amy again, and traveling with the Holmes family is always a treat. We missed Mark and Tory, but hope to see them on future trips. Catherine did an admirable job filling in for Tory, and Olivia seemed to enjoy all aspects of the trip.

Congratulations to Olivia for successfully completing high school, and for getting accepted to USC. We wish you the best as you navigate your college career.

Click HERE to read our wrap up of the trip.

Adventure Bound

Note – if you arrived here via a link we provided to read about our Galápagos Adventure, you will find a Click HERE link at the bottom of each post that takes you to the next post in the series.

We are preparing for our upcoming adventure to the Galápagos Islands. We leave this week and will be gone for about a week and a half. Hope to take lots of photos and may even share a few 🙂

We are looking forward to booking up with family and friends – more on that later, once we see who actually makes it for the trip! Neither Lou nor I are 100% fit, but then, we’d never go anywhere if that was our target. Lou is adapting to his new knee, and I am wrestling with a few old age related things like bone spurs in my foot. But, hopefully we will be able to rise to the challenge and enjoy the trip. If hiking is too much for us, we can always sit back, sipping gin and tonics on the deck of the boat.

A preview of what is to come:

Click HERE for the scoop on our arrival in Ecuador.

Amy Entertains

Today is our last day in Running Springs.  We did as we’ve been doing most of the visit – rest and relax!  It was sunny for a while, but it’s now early evening, and the fog is rolling in again.

Amy entertained us today with some of her excellent piano playing (I’m not sure what the professional term is).  Breezy found a comfortable seat for her listening pleasure.