Quick Summary Of The Vacation

Animals/Bugs/Birds and such that I saw (in no particular order) llamas alpacas donkeys pigs chickens sheep goats tarantulas (regular and pink toed) other spiders (boo) jungle rat capaberra spider monkey howler monkey carpenter ants bullet ants fire ants toucans vulture parrots macaws humming birds some excessively large hornets butterflies/moths caymen (aligators) bees that don’t sting…

Hawai’i Day 26

Day 26 – When we arrived in Chicago, the temperature was -13C.  Good God!  Hawai’i was about 28 when we left.  That’s way too much of a change.  My body is not amused, but I refuse to put on winter clothing until I walk in my front door.  My layover in Chicago is only a…

Hawai’i Day 25

Day 25 – Beach Day again.  After saying goodbyes to Mike, Deb, Millie, Gene and everyone else, Wendy and I head to the beach for our last few hours in the sun.  The beach is great, and the sun is very strong.  I get lots of colour, thank God.  I wouldn’t want to go home…

Hawai’i Day 24

Day 24 – Beach day!  Not quite.  The weather is uncooperative, so Wendy, Mike and myself head into town to go shopping at the local market.  The market is amazing.  So many excellent art galleries.  Lots of clothing stores and such.  Wendy does most, if not all, of her Christmas shopping.  I manage to pick…

Hawai’i Day 23

Day 23 – I wake up feeling relatively rested, considering I went to bed so late and the phone rang a couple of times after I fell asleep.  The guys we met were trying to convince us to come to their place!  Wendy, thankfully, unplugged the phones.  Today is snorkeling day.  We hop into the…

Hawai’i Day 22

Day 22 – To the beach.  A touch hungover, but not too bad.  We also decide (Pat, Mike, myself and Wendy), thanks to Wendy’s organizing – to go on a pineapple plantation tour.  Fun.  Thankfully i got to sit in the front of the tour van because I was the best looking one there –…

Hawai’i Day 21

Day 21 – Thanks to the soup – I’m a cured man.  Instead of going to the beach, I meet up with Arlene and Deb at the pool.  I haven’t had much time to catch up with them, so I spend the morning chatting about everything and nothing at all.  It’s fantastic.  I lay in…

Hawai’i Day 20

Day 20 – I am definitely sick.  We head to the beach despite this.  I am on vacation and need the sun.  Anywho, the beach is fantastic, but I feel awful.  I’m fighting cramps all morning.  I leave and go back to the room to pass out on the couch.  I have a great nap,…

Hawai’i Day 19

Day 19 – I still feel iffy.  Despite this, Wendy and i head to the beach after breakfast.  I did see some whales while eating.  At the beach, I veg out but feel off – stupid octopus.  Anywho, it starts to rain a bit, so we leave and go complete our groceries.  We then drive…

Hawai’i Day 18

Day 18 – Arrive in Dallas at 7 in the morning. Turns out that most of the people working in this airport are very rude.  This has not been fun since I left the hotel last night.  I wonder if maybe the people here are just loud – but the thought vanishes when I’m approached…

Peru Day 17

Day 17 – Last day in Peru.  I wander around again today, spending more time at the beach watching the surfers.  They aren’t as good as the surfers that I saw in Hawai’i in January, but still entertaining.  I think one can only be as good as the waves they have to practice on.  But…

Peru Day 14 through 16

Day 14, 15 and 16 – Today is chore day.  I start by getting my laundry done.  It’s 3 solas per kilo.  Sweet.  So cheap.  After that I find an optometrist to get my glasses repaired.  They were damaged on day one of the hike – so badly that they were useless to me.  I…

Peru Day 13

Day 13 – Emma leaves today.  Turns out that she misses her flight and has to rebook for later that evening.  Larissa also leaves today, but we get to spend the day together.  Her flight isn’t until late.  We go to the market and this awesome little cafe.  The food there was excellent.  So was…

Peru Day 12

Day 12 – Last day in the jungle.  We get up, have breakfast and get in the last walking and photo’s we can.  I play with the spider monkey some more.  The thing is so cute (his name is wolly).  He’s really only a baby – about 4 months old – but so freaking cute. …

Peru Day 11

Day 11 – On day 11 we wake up to a very nice breakfast, load up our river boat and head further into the jungle.  On the way we see several different animals and lots of birds.  The jungle is very humid and warm.  It doesn’t help that I’m wearing water proof clothing which seems…