Our Visit to a Sustainable Organic Ranch. When our family looks for day trips and travel excursions, we do so with two young children in mind. Our children are small, just 2 and 4 years old. Family friendly activities are important for the pleasure … Continue readingEntranced by the Rio Muchacho
We recently surpassed our 6 month anniversary as “Expats” to Ecuador. Sometimes people ask us, if it is what we thought it would be. To be completely honest, I really didn’t have too many expectations or thoughts on what I thought living in different country … Continue readingReflections: Half a Year Abroad
A few weeks ago we discovered a new area of beach at the far end of our village. This place is called “Punta Bikini” or Bikini Point. The remote beach is home to the only dry sand in our village, is overlooked by stunning cliffs, … Continue readingFun! Down by the banks of the sea..
A portrait of my husband,Carlos, in the middle of this crazy journey we call life. We were mid way between what would become our trek from California to Ecuador, living in a beautiful and rural area of Iowa. We had no idea what the future … Continue readingA Portrait of my Love
One of my favorite things about Ecuador is the color. This is a world full of fresh color in contrast with an old, distressed society. There is something so special about the natural aged look of everything. All that is old has been loved … Continue readingCapturing the Color
June 3, 2016. On Wednesday, we were pleasantly surprised to learn that it was “National Day of the Children”, here in Ecuador! We took a bumpy open air taxi to the other side of town and arrived at the local fire station. It was supposed … Continue readingA Surprise Holiday!
I recently decided to partake in the WordPress Photography Course: Developing Your Eye. The first assignment is called, “Home”, and the object is to display a photograph of what home means to you. Ironically, I recently wrote a blog post titled HOME, that reveals my … Continue readingHome
May 19, 2016. There is an artist, by the name of Edison “Javier” Santacruz, who is traveling around to many of the areas effected by the earthquake. He is a friend of my husband’s and we have learned about his mission and had the opportunity … Continue readingArt on the Rubble
May 16, 2016. Just a typical day for us in our “new” village.( San Clemente, Manabi, Ecuador) We live in more rural area now and this village has an estimated population of 2000 residents. There are only 2 paved roads and the “town center” … Continue readingOur "new" Village
May 12, 2016 Earthquake Update: Yesterday we took a trip to our old neighborhood. We had to go to the Civil Registry office, which has finally just re-opened after the earthquake. We are still working to complete all of the requirements for us to get … Continue readingEarthquake Update