Next week starts a grand adventure for hubby and I. We haven't been on a real vacation (just the two of us) since our honeymoon 5 years ago. With hubby's passion for scuba, and my passion for anywhere warm, he set out to look for an active, warm, scuba friendly vacation spot for us. He found it in the Galapagos.
Our adventure begins next Thursday with an early flight. A realtively short layover in Houston, then on to Quito, Ecuador. We arrive that evening and have the day on Friday to explore. It looks amazing. With the architecture, history and landscape we could probably easily spend a week there. But, we only have one day. On Saturday we get picked up to head to the Galapagos. Since it is a National Park, admission is limited and you do have to pay for a pass to get in. Gladly, I say! The trip is spent exploring the islands, snorkeling, biking, hiking and enjoying the warm weather. We have a week to see all we can. I'm sure we will fill a few memory cards with pictures! The group we are going with, Active Adventures is just that - active. Time to relax is built in, but there is so much to see, this isn't a beach bum type vacation for me (though I would love one of those too!).
I love the fact that all we can bring for a week is a duffel bag. That's it. No thought needed. Shorts, tanks and the basics. No fuss, no muss. Packing is where I usually get bogged down. What will the weather be? Will we be going out to dinner? All those typical vacation questions. This time, no worries. Everything is non-wrinkle workout type wear. Throw it into the duffel bag along with some hiking boots, water shoes and bathing suits, a fleece and Gore-Tex jacket to top it off and we are ready to go! My kind of packing!
Hubby will be doing lots of scuba diving, while I'll be snorkeling. He has his underwater camera, so I should have lots of really amazing photos to share when we come back on the 7th.
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