Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I'm back


So we made it back at 9:00 or so last night.  The trip was incredible.  If you ever get a chance to go to the Galapagos Islands, sell your first born, mortage your house and go!  No really, we had a great time both on the Ecuador Mainland and the Galapagos Islands.  Here's the first picture from the trip I put on Facebook.  This is a marine Iguana--these guys are the only oceangoing lizards who eat algae off rocks in the pacific.  They blow the salt water out of nostrils on their head, but I didn't get a picture of that.  This was a big one-he was probably 2.5 feet from head to tail (they have long tails).  I took the picture just outside the Charles Darwin Research Center.

Oh and as an aside, we made many, many booby jokes.  Really, how could we not?

Marine Iguana Galapagos 2011

6 comments:

Richard and Nicole said...

more pictures please.

Kipluck said...

That is AWESOME.

nomadic gnome said...

so cool! i visited ecuador in 2004, but alas was much too poor to even think about galapagos. you are one lucky lady. :)

Brenda said...

I'm glad you guys are home. I think I would have enjoyed the boobie jokes.

pbuhler5 said...

Glad you are home safely + had an immensely awesome adventure. Now I'll look at Facebook LV MOM

mj said...

I would LOVE to go there . . . er someday.