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Posted by Jessica on Aug 31, 2005
Eleven of our Favorite Galapagos Photos

If we were to sum up our eight-day/seven-night cruise in the Galapagos Islands we might use these three words: Exhilirating. Exciting. Enchanting.

(Actually add a fourth word to that list: Exhausting.)

In our six months of travel to date, there is no experience that can touch the power and the beauty that we found in the Galapagos Islands. And in the upcoming twelve months of travel we have remaining (um, Mom and Dad, did we mention we've extended our trip?), I can imagine nothing else that we'll experience which will awaken our imaginations as much as those gorgeous islands did.

For those of you who've read our website for a while, you know that's not to say we haven't experienced wonders and breathtaking moments to date. Far from it. We've had absolutely amazing things happen to us, moments we will always treasure.

But the Galapagos Islands...they just seem to stand on their own. There is nothing comparable. They are definitely a world apart.

We know several of you are anxious for details of our time in the Enchanted Islands, but we have to wait just a little longer before sharing those stories. First there are stories of an Ecuadorian bus ride and our time at the Yachana Jungle Lodge in the Amazon Rain Forest to be shared.

But, never wanting to disappoint, we've gone ahead and selected some of our favorite photos from our magical time in the Galapagos. We hope you enjoy looking at them as much as we enjoyed taking them. And never fear, there'll be a lot more to come!

August 31, 2005 at 3:28pm
Have I mentioned that you are motivating a trip of my own!? ;) Wonderful shots. Happy to hear you have extended the trip too! I was wondering how you were going to fit everything in!
Enjoy the world!
August 31, 2005 at 4:47pm
Awesome. I love the blue footed boobie. Heeeee!


August 31, 2005 at 9:39pm
*is blown away*
September 1, 2005 at 7:56am
sorry, i had to get that out of my system. thank you thank you thank you for providing me with the perfect vicarious life. the photos are amazing.
Angry Diabetic Unemployed Lesbian
September 1, 2005 at 9:00am
I'm not really happy about the extension of your trip since I'm missing you two waaaaaaaaaaaay too much already, but I suppose I'll just have to deal with it won't I?

Thanks for the awesome pics of Ally's and Sturgie's relatives! I hope this means that you didn't pull a Darwin and throw some poor defenseless lizzard into the ocean. I will be SO upset if I found out that you hurt a lizzard, turtle, or any other interesting animal. However, if you were forced to eat a lizzard burger or something I won't be too mad… I'll just want to know if lizzards really do tase like fishy-chicken. ; o P

Please take care of yourselves and know that I miss you both more than words can say…


Carried away
September 1, 2005 at 3:06pm
It's good to be reassured that nature is as beautiful as she is cruel. Truly amazing pictures guys.


I've been waiting for the trip extension, 'cause, you know, you've been in South America such a long time and seen such amazing things. You've got to give all the other continents the same attention. With the time you had planned, there was no way you were going to fit that all in.

September 1, 2005 at 7:59pm
Kudos to the wonderful framing and study of your shots. Hmmm or are you taking three zillion and showing us the good ones. Wish I could travel with you. 3 more weeks an I'm off to climbing in canyons in southwest…again!I'll send you picks of Pueblo ruins.
September 2, 2005 at 7:00am
um…I seem to have left my "Johney Well" on
Tim the hedgehog
September 2, 2005 at 9:40am

um…I seem to have left my "Johney Well" on

You know, you've been commenting that for months, and I've only just gotten the [URL=http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail106.html]reference[/URL]. :)

September 3, 2005 at 4:24am
I miss you like crazy, but I'm happy for you about your trip extension. I hope you continue to have a fabulous time!

(and come visit Seattle on your way home! Pleeease?)

September 3, 2005 at 7:38pm
lol Timmy you forgetful fool do do do do
the system is down the system is down do do do do
September 3, 2005 at 10:56pm
you did'nt mention this in your phone call a whole year more! time to put your photos and decriptions to work start writting travel guides the extra money will probally help keep having fun and enjoy life to its fullest while your still young enough to fulfill your desires missing you woof meow chirp and binkies love me
September 5, 2005 at 10:38pm
Wonderful photos of an amazing place, Jessica! However, that wasn't the boobie photo for which I'd been waiting. :)

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