Puyo, Ecuador turned out to be a bit of a disappointment -- at least as far as the city itself. We didn't see why anyone would recommend going there except for nearby attractions. Like the Amazon -- Puyo is the closest jumping off place to tour the jungle; even the tours leaving from Baños go through … Continue reading Monkeying Around in Puyo
December 3, 2021 - Part II > If you're going to visit the Yucatan Peninsula, you simply have to see some Mayan ruins. And the best place to do that is the enormously famous Chichen Itza, right? So we thought. And so we'd planned. It is after all, one of the seven wonders of the … Continue reading Mayan Ruins and Chocolate (Part 1)
And then it happened. Something splashing in the water, seen out of the corner of her eye. Was it a fish jumping? No, there was no concentric circle that occurs after a fish splash. A diving bird? No, they were everywhere but none surfaced nearby.
We noticed the shore was littered with seaweed and the sea was literally turning green. So we began to wonder, is it edible?
https://youtu.be/RDkiePf44LY A short video of our friendly "neigh"bors in Silver Springs, NV Do rocks talk? Yes, but the problem is nobody knows exactly what they're saying. Petroglyphs, left by Native Americans many centuries ago, are etchings on rock that seem to be conveying some kind of important message for future generations. Unfortunately, they forgot to … Continue reading Wild Horses and Talking Rocks
Goats, hinnys and zeedonks, oh my!
Well, if at first you don't succeed, try getting up at 5:00 a.m. next time. After a day of attempted bear sighting yesterday at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge turned up mostly bare, we decided to hole up for the night and try another day of it. We arranged to park our RV in the … Continue reading Finding Bears in North Carolina
Hey, how would like to go stalking wild bears? Or maybe even an alligator or a rare and endangered red wolf? You have a possibility of spotting any and all of the above in their own backyard at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina. https://youtu.be/H5vhGqq6WT0 Click play to watch video. Subscribe on YouTube. … Continue reading Howling with Endangered Red Wolves & Looking for Bears
Outer Banks, North Carolina
Shackleford Banks is a tiny island just off the Outer Banks of North Carolina. There's really not much there except... well, horses. Yes, wild horses. Dozens of them, descended from beasts that either were abandoned by settlers or, according to legend, survived a Spanish shipwreck centuries ago. Either way, they're very intriguing and friendly animals … Continue reading Wild Horses Dragged Us Away