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Tortoises, Penguins & Sea Lions, Oh My!

My husband and I went on the Galapagos Multi-Sport trip. It was incredible!

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The late Lonesome George
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DeAnn Phillips
Our flight left Quito at 7:20AM, so we were up before the crack of dawn and off to the airport. We were headed to Houston and then Detroit. This was a wonderful trip of a lifetime.
With our favorite tortoise
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DeAnn Phillips
After breakfast with Brownie, Simon and I were off to Cotopaxi. It was a three-hour drive through the city and then up to 14,000 feet. We hiked to 16,000 feet in about 45 mintues. After being at …
Um, Simon, I think that is a kayak built for two
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DeAnn Phillips
It was time to leave the islands. We had an early morning departure by boat. It was a bit chilly, but the waves were calmer than they had been on previous island transfers. Once on Santa Cruz, we …
Baby Blue Heron in the blue lagoon
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DeAnn Phillips
We started the day with a ride in, you guessed it, a pickup truck to a stable on the Sierra Negra volcano. This was my first ride in the back of a truck since I was quite young. Hey, I grew up out …
Blue Heron in the blue lagoon
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DeAnn Phillips
The water was still rough when we got in the boat to go to Isabela. Most of our group was not feeling well about 2 hours into the ride (I was luckily unaffected by the waves). In hindsight, perhaps …
I am so cute!
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DeAnn Phillips
The day started with a visit to the Darwin Center. We got to see the tortoise breeding area, many iguanas and the star resident, Lonesome George. After the Darwin Center, we went back to the hotel …
How did it turn out?  Should I smile next time?
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DeAnn Phillips
Today we started the day by hopping in the boat and heading to Santa Cruz. We stopped along the way to snorkel. We swam with sea turtles and a variety of fish. Once we got to the island, we hopped …
View from our first hotel room
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DeAnn Phillips
Again, the hotel was beautiful, however, there was a noisy neighbor…a rooster. Our friend woke us at 4AM and about every 10 minutes after that. And, not content to be left out, the sea lions …
You lookin at me?
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DeAnn Phillips
We started the day with a breakfast of pancakes (yum!). We ate along side the member of our group we met at the airport the previous night and Brownie, the resident bunny. After breakfast, we met …
Get off my land!
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DeAnn Phillips
Today was a day spent mostly either in flight or awaiting a flight. We left Detroit at 11:45AM, stopped for a bit in Houston and then arrived in Quito at 10PM. There was a bit of confusion at the …

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