I must be ready for a vacation… I mean a REAL vacation! I’ve taken my girls to Disneyland a half dozen times in the past couple of months, and I’ve gone to Las Vegas several times, but I must be ready for some rest and relaxation.

A friend and I were talking last week, and she mentioned that she had always wanted to visit the Galapagos Islands. I was surprised, but her reasons made me all of a sudden a little wistful.

So, I’ve been doing some research on it, and it really does sound like a wonderful place, having the nickname, “Enchanted Islands.”

Now, I want to go, too! 🙂

If you’ve ever been, let me know. I’d love to hear your story about your visit. I’ve learned a lot about the unique vegetation and animal life there, and it sounds like scientists are still stumped as to how the diversity of unique species could have developed on such a remote island.

Not only would it be a relaxing vacation, I’d like to take my girls to a place that isn’t just known for the theme park attraction, so that they might learn something also. I’d forgotten myself that the Galapagos Islands are known for having Charles Darwin as one of its very first human visitors.

I may not be able to go in the very near future, but it’s certainly something that I’ve added to my list of things that I want to do over the next few years. Since I want to become a certified scuba diver (also on my list), the Galapagos Islands has some of the best scuba diving in the world.

Have a wonderful week!

Love,

Gerry