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There’s a Reason It’s the #1 Aquarium!

There’s a Reason It’s the #1 Aquarium!

It’s been a while since we posted a blog, but we’ve been waiting for me to learn to walk.  My arches have fallen, and I’ve been on my rear or in CAM walking boots most of this time.  My doctor sent me to get custom orthotics made, and I...
A Day Full of Elephants!

A Day Full of Elephants!

Today was an exciting day.  Since getting out of the CAM boot for my Achilles’ tendon problems, I’m finally out and about.  I have temporary orthotics in my sneakers, a bit stiffer than over-the-counter, but not quite fitted to my foot, so the...
Food Trucks and Puppy Tracks

Food Trucks and Puppy Tracks

I know I haven’t posted much recently.  I’ve had some problems with “flat tires”, and I’m just not doing much going out or doing anything until I’m fully healed and can get back up to speed.  In the six months we’ve...
Touring Tokyo with the Mini Geezer

Touring Tokyo with the Mini Geezer

Recently, I added two countries to the countries I have visited. My daughter, Chrissy, and I took a girls trip to Tokyo, Japan, with a long layover in Beijing, China. For this trip, I let her do the planning. I figured this would be her time to stretch her legs for a...
Historic Madison, Alabama

Historic Madison, Alabama

When US Hwy 70 got to Nashville, we turned south.  This time, we took the interstate.  The Nashville skyline is always lovely.  I especially like this shot of the Batman Building behind the football stadium. We did stop at the welcome center when we...
Tennessee Back Roads

Tennessee Back Roads

Around Thanksgiving, we took a drive around some Tennessee back roads.  Tennessee has some lovely scenery and is just chocked full of history.  We were a little late for the foliage, but with such a dry summer and fall, the colors would be kind of dull...
Riding Out Hurricane Matthew

Riding Out Hurricane Matthew

Just a month after coming back to the US, six months after the big earthquake in Ecuador, we found ourselves bracing for another natural disaster. Thankfully, hurricanes come with plenty of warning. We studied the projections of both path and wind speeds, and decided...
Nashville, Tunica, Biloxi, and back

Nashville, Tunica, Biloxi, and back

Once we got a place to live and a car to drive, we took off on another journey in the US. This was a circular trip, going to Nashville, Tennessee; Tunica, Mississippi; Biloxi, Mississippi; and returning to Silver Springs, Florida. It was an awesome trip, and the...
Leaving Ecuador, Arriving Florida

Leaving Ecuador, Arriving Florida

We had an awesome send off by friends before leaving Puerto Lopez.  Those friends will be missed very much, too.  Most of our things were given away – old clothes and rubber tubs to the orphanage, acetaminophen (Tylenol) and diphenhydramine (Benadryl)...
What we WILL Miss About Ecuador

What we WILL Miss About Ecuador

I learned a few interesting things with the last post. The major thing I learned is that if we ever need to boost our reach, the formula is to say something mildly negative about Ecuador and let people who live in Cuenca see it. Our reach more than doubled. Thanks! If...
What We Are NOT Going to Miss About Ecuador

What We Are NOT Going to Miss About Ecuador

For those of you who weren’t aware, we are leaving Ecuador next month. We were planning to travel around South America before returning to the United States, but those plans will have to be delayed. For reasons beyond our control, we need to return to the US...
Puerto Lopez to Banos and Puyo

Puerto Lopez to Banos and Puyo

As some of you know, we will soon be leaving Ecuador because Travelin’ Geezers must be travelin’.  We will be travelin’ back here in the future, though.  Still much more to see and many friends to visit. We decided to take another road trip...
Whale Watching, 2016, Puerto Lopez,Ecuador

Whale Watching, 2016, Puerto Lopez,Ecuador

It’s that time of year – when the humpback whales come from the antarctic to the equator!!  Every year around June, the humpback whales take a trip to the warmer waters around the equator. While here, they have babies and mate. The gestation period is 11-12...
A Few Days in Quito, Ecuador

A Few Days in Quito, Ecuador

We took a few days and visited Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Because we forgot the travel oxygen tank, we ended up cutting the visit short, as the altitude was bothering Bruce. It’s a beautiful city, even when you don’t get to see everything you planned....
A Month-Plus After the Quake

A Month-Plus After the Quake

About a month after the April 16 quake, on May 18, we decided to venture up to Manta to the Supermaxi. We had donated supplies for the convoys going that direction, but we had decided to stay out of the way. All reports were that things were cleaned up or cordoned...
Riding Out a 7.8 Quake in Ecuador

Riding Out a 7.8 Quake in Ecuador

Around 8:00 in the evening on Saturday, April 16, we were sitting in the living room in the house we rent in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador, watching television. As happens about every few weeks in this part of the Ring of Fire, the house started shaking. Usually, we look up...