Sea lion poking head into stateroom cabin

A friend that we woke up to one morning




Emily, Amanda, and Gregg II in front of welcome sign to Floriana, Galapagos

Welcome to Floriana. No other cruisers could get permission to go, so we didn't ask.

The Gregg A Granger

Family Adventure




When you’re in the Galapagos, you will see marina iguanas, tortoises, turtles, boobies, and sea lions. All that stuff is scenic and it’s an important part of creation. But what’s special about our island tour is when Placido takes us to his property and hacks off a bunch of bananas for us; it’s the afternoon we share with him and Joseph. A flat tire in the middle of nowhere reminds us of a month ago, in Panama, where Emily and I pushed the taxi we were riding in the last fifty meters to the fuel pump. We begin to learn that much of the world isn’t as professional or sterile as home, and that’s fine. (page 36)


Gregg II with pinata given him by Joseph on San Cristobal, Galapagos



Gregg II sitting on a tortoise with Joseph helping in San Cristobal, Galapagos

Gregg II, Joseph, and toroise on San Cristobal, Galapagos

Gregg II with pinata, a gift from Joseph on San Cristobal, Galapagos