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Bob "PiranCafe" and Miguelito/Galapagos Turtle/Ecuador

Bob “PiranCafe” and Miguelito/Galapagos Turtle/Ecuador

(Oops! Slow internet and power outages can frustrate one’s day, and both contributed to this post that was anxious to leap from the starting gate. The Preview and Publish buttons are too close together when one is working on a mini laptop! After the false start, it took another half hour to return to the edit page! For the next hour, I failed at uploading any new images. I resumed, worked with archive photos, and then the ‘Publish’ function would not work!  And then the page wouldn’t open.  And the email wouldn’t work.  Hobbling along, I”m hopeful to send this now! . . . Shall we continue?)

My father once stated, “Imagine how empty your life would be if no one called or came by.”

Every so often those words of wisdom echo back during specific moments, usually when society interrupts my day one time too many, and then I remember his words and am honored to have people in my life who care. On rare occasions my antennae tweak toward others when their usual habits suddenly change, which is what’s happened with Bob.

Bob Ramsak, our WP globe-trotting reporter, started his 18-month round-the-world journey in January 2013.  Working his way north north north from the tip of Argentina to the equator, (@Week 18!) he is now somewhere in Central America between Boquete Panama and Costa Rica.

Bob meeting Miguelito, a Galapagos turtle in Bahia de Caraquez.

Bob meeting Miguelito, a Galapagos turtle in Bahia de Caraquez.

I’m talking about Bob, who schedules drafts to publish when he is in transit… Bob, who has been publishing shots of daily newspaper stands. Bob, who updates his location more promptly than a Timex!  Bob, who was supposed to leave Boquete last week and is still ‘pending’ (Top right on his homepage.) there in Boquete!

Inquiring minds want to know: Bob, are you going to choke me for my concern, or will you remind yourself that I care and hope that you’re ok?!!  Hopefully you’re out there and will approve of this post and the music!

Bob at lookout - Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

Bob at lookout – Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

Sisters Vania and 'Silvana escort Bob via trek to the petite village of Amacora Ecuador.

Sisters Vania and ‘Silvana escort Bob via trek to the petite village of Amacora Ecuador.

Stepping back in time.  Amacora Ecuador

Stepping back in time. Amacora Ecuador

Here’s Bob’s weekly recap from the time he spent along the line of the equator: Bootleg Barbies, Inauguration, Monsanto, Coolest Floor in the World.

P1720445 silvana bob y lisa rest exclusivo painting by rycardo

Bob's visit to the Riverhouse and the Magic Carpet!

Bob’s visit to the Riverhouse and the Magic Carpet Hand-painted Floor!

Bob had plans to meet friends and family in Costa Rica, so I hope he’s tied up with reunions; it still seems odd that he hasn’t posted an update.

Have any of you heard from him this past week? A tweet, a like, a reply to a comment?   I’m considering firing up the flying carpet and starting a search party.

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