Fog lingers across Reelfoot Lake and up to the cypress tree line in Tiptonville, TN on 2/1/20. Reelfoot formed in a series of major earthquakes in 1811-1812 when many locals said the Mississippi River ran backwards for a time. The 15,000-acre lake is known for some of the finest crappie fishing in the world and was the filming site for the movie US Marshals.
TOMORROW: The Top 10 Real Life People Who Shaped My Storytelling, and How.
Today, we visited Agua Blanca, a spring in the Machalilla National Park near Puerto Lopez.
Agua Blanca is a beautiful forest, wild animals everywhere and a type of sulfuric spring where people go to bath and cover themselves in mud that is believed to have some kind of anti-aging quality.
I already feel 25 again!
It’s about a three-kilometer hike through the forest to the spring … and it’s been very rainy this week and we have lots of mud.
Everybody loves the mud.
Especially the kiddos.
The swimming spring at Agua Blanca. It’s sulfuric qualities are said to reinvigorate a youthful feel.
Miss Ecuador 2013. Not really, but we played it up!
Mother-in-law’s tongue. It’s everywhere.
Termite nest near the spring.
View from the park’s highest elevation on a misty day.
The finished product. Hombre es muy guapo!!!
It’s been 45 days since my last haircut in the U.S. For me, that’s a long time.
Today, 6,000 miles from home, I found a new hair cut guy. He works from a bamboo shack, and his name is Antonio Delgado from Puerto Lopez, Ecuador.
All that style for only $5!
And I must say now, I’m too sexy for my hair!