About me & the trip 

Sometime a few months I was given the chance to do something a little different. Something I’d wanted to do for a very long time.

So now I’m taking the plunge, scaring myself witless, and taking a plane to Quito in Ecuador. I’m going to be staying here www.rideandes.com and be helping out Sally Vergette and some happy tourists taking horse riding holidays in South America.

I’ll be back in about 6 months… hopefully with slightly better Spanish, perhaps a little slimmer and fitter from horse riding day in, day out, and with a bunch memories and stories I can remember when I’m an old lady.

Drop by and post a comment, it’ll be nice to hear from you all back home. I’ll keep this updated as often as I can.

UPDATE – August 2007

Well – how things change. Sorry it’s taken me so long to update this.

Everything I set out to do in June 2006 was done, exceeded, and then some. I may even have changed as a person, some things in my life are just more important now and other things… stress, work, career have slipped down the list a little. It was actually harder to adjust to coming back than going out there.

The plan this time (you’d expect nothing less, right?) is 6 months in Ecuador and then onto Argentina to a new place, Estancia Los Potreros and the Begg’s family where I’ll be a horse riding guide in mountains of a slightly lower altitude!  This is the job description at the Beggs.

Keep reading and I hope some of you will come out and if you want to come out and visit, let me know…



2 Responses to “About me and the trip”

  1. Simon and Linda Says:

    Hi Shirley
    Merry Christmas hope your having a fantastic time. Best wishes for the New Year.

    Simon and Linda

  2. whirley Says:

    Aww thanks for the best wishes, had no idea you were reading this! See you back in the UK in 2007!


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