It was raining lightly when we got here last night, but the sun came out this morning and it has warmed up into the high 50s. We went for a long exploratory walk this morning and found a nice open-air eating establishment for lunch. We made it back to the hotel before liquid sunshine began again and are reading, blogging and washing clothes before we venture out for dinner. We can see and smell my steakhouse (Esteban Steakhouse) from our hotel window.
This is the Eugenia Hotel from the gated parking lot. The dark colored pick-up is a support vehicle for a Colombian motorcycle rider in the recently completed Dakar Rally.
PLEASE NOTE: We are leaving the hotel at 0630 tomorrow morning for our flight to the Galapagos and will return on Sunday, the 29th (no NFL for us!). Upon landing in the Galapagos we will go straight to the boat that will be our home for the next week. I am quite certain we will not have internet access there, but be assured we will probably be doing some writing there, so expect a flurry of posts when we return.
The Alpha Ramblers
About a dozen of us gather each Saturday morning at a local eatery/bakery, Alpha Delights, for breakfast in memory of a dear friend who died too early of a brain aneurism. We have been dubbed the Alpha Ramblers by one of the members and were given a photo of the members to take along on our journey (sort of like a Flat Stanley).
Here is a picture of the Ramblers and the first photo of the journey. It was taken by the fountain in the hotel's parking lot.
Anonymous Comment on January 22, 2012:
Surprised to be with you. Be sure I get a good view, I'm not traveling with you again if I get stuck in the back of the bus! And nothing too spicy, but top wines please. This is my winter blues trip so make it count. Mo