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We wish to dedicate our journey to the memory/lives of Bill & Ruth Nelson, mentors, who passed away in May, 2010. They were an inspiration to all who knew them and many who only knew of them. They were truly the embodiment of what life and living is all about. Enjoying travel, enjoying the meeting of many peoples from all backgrounds so that understanding and peace can grow.
Bonnie and I can never thank Bill and Ruth enough for their example, but perhaps in celebrating their lives via this journey of our own others might follow and come to know that only by changing ourselves and the way we see the Earth, can we hope to bring about the change needed to end the catastrophic impacts from human activities we are witnessing all over the planet.
Thank you Bill and Ruth.

See YouTube Tribute to Bill & Ruth

If you'd like to see pictures from our visit with them October 28, 2009, check out the journal East US and the location Morris, CT.

Photo which won national acclaim in an election filled with rancor and huge donations (bribes, which we accepted, thank you!) of money towards the final selection was taken during unprecedented rainstorm Oct. 22 in Concepcion, Paraguay.

Looking forward to a new continent and new vistas, peoples, antiquities, etc. Join us if you can...see tentative itinerary. Always love to have more company to share the travels and new ideas for places to go and see.

As of October 19 our group has doubled in size with the addition of Jake Gardner and Mari´Laxmi´ von Hoffmann (Bon´s sister) - see photo, both of whom have traveled with us previously. Their added interests and enthusiasm for travel will no doubt energize our travel experience quite a bit! Looking forward to more adventures and happenings!!
Update:
As of Feb. 9th, Jake Gardner has returned to the states and Mari has gone off on her own to Bolivia and Peru...to rejoin us in Cartagena, Colombia.

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Order: oldest at bottom ( reverse )

 
39 
 
 
Cerro de Pasco
 
38 
 
 
Novelty Sightings!
 
37 
 
 
Lima
 
36 
 
 
Casma via Pato Canyon
 
35 
 
 
Chavin de Huantar
 
34 
 
 
Huaraz
 
33 
 
 
Casma
 
32 
 
 
Barranca - Add Pics of Paramonga & Caral
 
31 
 
 
Lima
 
30 
 
 
Chiclayo via Piura, Peru
 
29 
 
 
Loja - Recommended Border Crossing to...
 
28 
 
 
Vilcabamba
 
27 
 
 
Cuenca via Baltra & Guayaquil
 
26 
 
 
Isabella Is., Puerto Villamil
 
25 
 
 
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Is
 
24 
 
 
Genovesa Is.
 
23 
 
 
Bartolome Is.
 
22 
 
 
Santiago Is, James Bay
 
21 
 
 
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Is
 
20 
 
 
Floreana Is
 
19 
 
 
Espanola Is
 
18 
 
 
N. Seymour and Santa Fe Is
 
17 
 
 
Baltra, Galapagos plus see addl update...
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