Friday, November 1, 2013

CABINOLOGY goes to Ecuador

Behold... Ecuador!... :-)

The big splurge of this budget backpacking trip was well worth it. Below are our adventures with Sacha Lodge:

One day we saw a group of monkeys outside of our cabin. We couldn't resist and followed them out into the jungle. Along the way we saw the most incredibly colored butterflies a person could imagine. Shades of neon pink and blue, we never knew existed. Also a little capybara friend! ...We found out later that we weren't supposed to wander away from the lodge when we showed our guide where we'd gone... "Anaconda River"!!!

After a bizarre all-day hike, my travel buddy and I found our way to this incredible structure on a volcano in Ba nos, Ecuador.


Here I am on a swing that swings (with a loud creaking sound) off of the cliff, overlooking a stunning valley below. There was a separate building with a friendly volcano ranger living inside. He invited us in to show us his collection of lava rocks and newspaper clippings and to meet his cats! Cats everywhere! ...Always a good idea if you're going to inhabit a cabin. I learned that the hard way in Santa Cruz when I was in between cats and got my clothes eaten by rodents! Ew.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


Hey, I never posted any CABINOLOGY from Peru last October. You wanna see? :-)

There's a ton more, so this post may grow and change a little. :-)
Next stop is Ecuador. Leaving in a few weeks!

I think this was removed due to inactivity. Sorry, dudes. I'll try to be a little better.

Saturday, January 19, 2013


A CABINOLOGY fan is working on this project. Check it out! Help if you can!
(Always makes me a bit nervous when a coyote decides to follow me at night near my own home.)


Behold, the awesomeness that is my 1990 Jeep Cherokee, Herman.