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South America » Ecuador » West » Guayaquil February 21st 1976

Geo: -2.20382, -79.8975My sister, age 11, wrote:In the morning we were late for breakfast but got it anyway. Afterwards, I went up on deck and got caught up on this. Just as I was finished they announced the lecture on Evolution. Did I go? Yes I did. The lecture was mainly about Darwin's finches and a few other such animals. We didn't do much until dinner except have lunch, but at dinner Michel played the guitar and sang a bunch of American songs like "This land ..." and "When the Saints go marching in," and "Home on the range" and lots others. After dinner, we went to the cocktail lounge for a captain's party. I went back up to the cabin to finish packing and about 10 minutes later Mom and Dad came up and said ... read more

South America » Ecuador » West » Guayaquil February 20th 1976

Geo: -2.20382, -79.8975My sister, age 11, wrote:In the morning, after breakfast, at 10:00 we went to a review lecture on the cruise. All four of us took notes. Fifteen minutes after that they told us the history and geology of the Galapagos. Krouse told us some stories about the early settlers. At 4:00pm they gave us a slide show on the animals we didn't see. It included penguins. Later on, Dad thought that he had spotted whales blowing but it was only porpoises that were leaping at least eight feet out of the water. After dinner, there was no lecture.... read more

South America » Ecuador » West » Guayaquil February 15th 1976

Geo: -2.20382, -79.8975My sister, age 11, wrote:We woke up at 8:30am and layed in bed for a while. When we got up a maid came asking if we wanted our room cleaned and we said in about an hour to him (the maids were men). We went out and ate a little later. I had a hamburgesa and leche. When we went back we washed our hair and I told Ardie to come over when she was done. When she came over Grandma and Grandpa went to go play pinochle with Mom and Dad. Ardie and I played a while and then went over to their room at the adults who told us to go down and find out what time the dinner restaurant opened and what to wear (7pm and casual). Ardie and I wore ... read more

South America » Ecuador » West » Guayaquil February 14th 1976

Geo: -2.20382, -79.8975Although she doesn't make mention of the the chickens in the overhead bins on the train/bus, and other local colour, my sister, age 11, wrote:We woke up at 4:30am. Ardie, Dad, Grandma, and Grandpa went for breakfast and Mom and I stayed in the room. Dad came back and got us and we piled into the bus. When we got to the station we were surprised to find that it wasn't really a train but was actually what we called "a bus on rail-road tracks." It was a 12 hour bus/train ride - from 6am to 6pm. Ardie and I slept most of the way until our lunch stop at Rio Bamba. I didn't want anything. I told Mom I wasn't feeling good so she had me take some aspirin. I went to sleep ... read more




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