Author Archives: Scott Thorshov



Scott Thorshov

I’m Daisy’s husband.

Miserably Beautiful
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Miserably Beautiful

Today we woke up early and shared Special-K and Granola with a few bananas.   After a double-check of the backpack, Grant, Ashley and I headed out of our apartment and hailed a taxi.    In Quito there are a wide variety of “taxis” so you have to use a little caution to get the ones that are licensed.   Always grab the ones that...

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30 Apr 2016
Family, Music or Estrogen
in Adventuriety, Inspirietry

Family, Music or Estrogen

Our last guided excursion was today and happily today was going to be the shortest amount of time in the car.    We left the apartment around 8:00 am and headed north out of town.   Our first stop was at Mitad del Mundo.   We have been some places this year that are really interesting that I would not have ever thought I would see....

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29 Apr 2016
Out for Lunch
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Out for Lunch

Today had nothing on our schedule and so we slept in a bit.   We did however have plenty of work to catch up on.   I thought we could break the day up by having lunch in the historic district.   We hired a cab which took us there after a 15 minute ride that cost only $3.80.  Two nice traveler points about Ecuador are that most...

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24 Apr 2016
What was that?
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What was that?

Excursion number two out of three began at 7:00 am this morning.   Our adventure consisted of a rain-forest hike, zip lining, a nice lunch and some kind of weird tubing-raft hybrid down a river and hanging with some butterflies. We drove north out of Quito toward the town of Mindo.   After a couple hours in the car we stopped for our first activity...

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23 Apr 2016
Missing Resistance
in Adventuriety, Domesticiety

Missing Resistance

There were three main reasons for visiting Quito on our South American trip.  First, Daisy had a desire to see the Galapagos Islands which are Ecuadorian territory and accessible through the Quito airport.   Second, my father thought it wouldn’t be a bad place to spend some time.  He enjoyed Quito in the 80’s and used the surrounding mountains and volcanoes like Cotopaxi to train...

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22 Apr 2016
Understanding the Response
in Inspirietry

Understanding the Response

Daisy and I have decided to limit the nights we stay in hotels.   We have elected to setup shop in local apartments where we can spread out.  The kids can sit around the table like at home and complete school work.  I can cook in the kitchen and Daisy can do whatever she does.   She is pretty good at it I think.  As...

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20 Apr 2016
Wonder and Just Plain Fun
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Wonder and Just Plain Fun

This is Scott.  This is my first Adventuriety blog. Our Peruvian experience has been full of exploration and wonder.   It has been part of my travel joy to just show up to a place without having a whole lot of knowledge.   Grant and Ashley’s 5th grade teacher Laurie Johnson, is a master educator.   She taught the kids to “First wonder, then ask google.”...

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12 Apr 2016