This will be the briefest of posts just to let all our non-Facebook friends and family know that we’ve made it back safe from the park and are back once again in Santa Cruz. We’ll be here for a few days while we get cleaned up and organized, before heading over to La Paz for a bit. I would like to write more about our experiences in the park, but I need time to process and it’s just to soon, except to say that it was wonderful, beautiful, and rewarding. Pictures are HERE and HERE (new photos at the end of the second one), comments explain some of the details of what we did.
I’ve had a lot of time to sit around and read the travel book while we take turns using the internet, so I’ll briefly share our rough plan of where we’re going next. It’ll probably all change very quickly, but hey, why not? Sorry there isn’t a map, but I’m sure you can Google all of these places if you’d like.
Around La Paz we hope to do some hiking and mountain-y type things (Huayni Potosi maybe), then hopefully we’ll got up to Rurrenabaque to get a better taste of the Amazon rainforest, then back to La Paz, on to Copacabana and Lago Titicaca, then cross over to Cusco. Then we’ll be super tourists at Machu Picchu, head over to Lima, up the coast to Trujillo and some beaches, cross into southern Ecuador for some hiking and volcanoes and whatnot, check out Quito and the equator, head to some more beaches in the north, and think about how to cross into Columbia, what we want to do there, and how much further we’ll keep going. There’s been talk of taking a coconut boat from Columbia to Panama and going home from there, but we shall see. We miss the kitten dearly and are getting tired of spending our savings. That said, we’re told to be home for a certain someone’s wedding in late August, which I think we can manage, hopefully with time to spare.
We feel like we’ve been missing a lot back home (babies being born, weddings, people getting engaged, etc.) and its started to feel like we’ve been away a long time (it’ll be 9 months on the 29th). We miss and love everyone dearly, and thanks for all the support for making this trip possibly for us. It’s been an amazing experience.
Hopefully more to come later!
Sharon and Tyler