Fun For A Good Cause

  Thank you once again, San Clemente, Ecuador for providing a local experience that curated lasting memories! We just can’t get enough of the party-for-anything mentality. Lately, every weekend has felt like a holiday and we have been enjoying every ounce of the festivities. Much of the time, we honestly have no idea what the…

Earthquake Art

Another wonderful art project to benefit the earthquake victims. These artists are painting stunning scenes onto actual pieces of rubble that have been collected from earthquake debris sites. They are being sold for no profit to the artists, but to raise money for victims of the earthquake. Just another wonderful example of the good hearts…

Art on the Rubble

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 the capture this photo before he began one of the…

Earthquake Update

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 our Cedulas. These are government issued IDs that are important…

Part 7/ Final post of The Earthquake Series

May 7, 2016 Today marks 3 weeks since the night of the Earthquake. Life is slowly moving forward for us, as we learn to cope with a changed landscape and society, as well as an enlightened mental awareness. We have now resumed our reflections on the beauty and wonder of this unique and wild place…

Part 5 of the Earthquake Series

5 days after the Quake (April 21,2016) We woke up on this Thursday to news that a small “tienda” or store had opened it’s doors. As soon as we heard of it, we knew we had to act fast. It was a small store and we figured that it would sell out of everything quickly…

Unpredictable: Waiting for Earthquake Aid (Part 4)

  * Submission for the Daily Prompt: Unpredictable Part 4 of the Earthquake Series Days 3 & 4 after (April 18 & 19 2016) By the morning of the 3rd day after the quake, many more troops had arrived in the area as well as a large number of “Bomberos” or firefighters from another city…

Relocating After the Earthquake

April 22, 2016 Today we are saying goodbye to this neighborhood that we love so much! There is nothing to do at this point, but to move on and find a place that is safe for our family. I don’t have a lot of photos of the destruction because I didn’t have any battery power…