In 1979, I had the wonderful pleasure of traveling to South and Central America for a summer with Florence Gilman Meyer (1918-2006).
Attached is a new chapter of my book that I am writing about individuals who have touched my life. As I was reviewing all of the photos and information about my dear friend, I came across our adventure in the Galapagos Islands. We thought we were taking a moderately priced cruise ship, but ended up in a scam where many of us from all over the world were on a fishing boat in the middle of the ocean with wooden bunk beds below. At first, we were furious. But as the two weeks progressed I could not have had a more remarkable experience. We were able to go in and around the islands and land wherever we could to view the magnificent animals. Florence even got to swim with the seals off one of the islands until a large bull charged the group.
I have included four photos which show the lovely shoreline, Florence swimming in the ocean, and our fabulous accommodations on the fishing boat. This was by far one of the most memorable trips I have ever taken. I do miss Florence and the many adventures we had together, but she is always with me as I look over our memorabilia and write her chapter. Click on Florence Meyer Chapter below to read about her contributions to life.