Location: San Cristobal, Galapagos

Have you ever been anticipating a moment for so long that when it finally occurs, it doesn’t even seem real? A moment that is so perfect it couldn’t possibly have happened? I think that our group can all agree that we experienced one of those moments today. After months of wondering and waiting for this trip to occur, we shared a moment that made everything come together. We arrived in San Cristobal, Galapagos today and were immediately greeted by sea lions only a few feet away and viewed that we had only seen in postcards. The words “I can’t believe we are here” were repeated over and over again. Without hesitation, the group ran into the cold waters and were suddenly face to face with the sea lions. They fearlessly swam right up to us, and we’re all in awe. The group felt completely connected in those exhilarating moments, even after only knowing each other for a few short days. We could not believe that time had finally come where we could say we were swimming with sea lions. It was a once in a lifetime experience we will all certainly remember forever.