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RE: back from vacation

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From: jane mary (mjart49_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Aug 18 2004 - 16:09:58 PDT


This sounds like a fantastic vacation! Can't wait to hear more of how you use your adventure in your art classes.




MJHadley
>From: "San D" <kprs@comcast.net> >Reply-To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <artsednet@lists.getty.edu> >To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <artsednet@lists.getty.edu> >Subject: back from vacation >Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 22:35:23 -0400 > >I just came back from an unbelievable 10 days at the Galapagos Islands. I am >still processing the adventure, as I can't even believe I went. I thought I >would pull a "Darwin" and sketch the animals, but unfortunately the animals >were more interested in me when I started to sketch them, that the >naturalist guides suggested that I move as they encroached my space. Also my >tour was very fast paced in that we kept moving the whole 10 days with >virtually no 'down' time. My husband managed to shoot over 2000 digital >images, and I took over 250 of the old fashioned film type. We stayed on a >ship that accomodated 20 people with a crew of 11. Our room was small, so >the combination of the laptop with wires, and the ship rocking, it made >moving around the room an additional adventure. (Thank God for four >things...sea sickness pills, a good pair of hiking shoes, a good hiking >stick, and a hat with a large brim). I survived the elements of earth, wind >and sun, as well as the awkwardness (for me) of meeting 18 new people. The >company divided the group of travelers between two ships. One ship had >people who didn't speak English as a first language, and people with >children,and my ship had people between the ages of 50-60. We all clicked >immediately which added to the trip to be sure. The Islands are as Darwin >saw them (as Ecuador made them into a National Park, and you can not get on >them without a naturalist guide), and all the animals he saw from the >finches, to the Giant Tortoises are hanging in there. (although the pirates, >as well as Darwin did manage to wipe ---