Machu Picchu Monday

Monday (it sure is.) Have a good week, be sure to give someone a big hug.

Spotted on the train to Machu Picchu

Tbt: Old Peru

Hope you’re enjoying Fall. This has always been my favorite time of year. I do miss the extreme colors in the east here in northwest Arizona. One of these days, we’re going to make it back to New England for the glories of October.

Here’s a colonial home in Cuzco. Cuzco today is the bustling tourist city high in the Andes (3,400 m 11,200 ft) where many catch the train to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. We always head immediately lower to Pisaq (2,972 m 9,751 ft), where we can adjust to the altitude a little less drastically. If one is going to Machu Picchu, Aguascalientes (2,040 m 6,690 ft) is the closest town with accommodations and is also the lowest elevation. It’s also where the train station is, so the easiest thing to do is fly to Cuzco, take the train to Machu Picchu (the same day if you can) & then slowly work your way back up the valley to Cuzco. After a few days, most will feel somewhat “recovered” from the altitude & can better enjoy the marvels of Cuzco without huffing and puffing.

Colonial house Cuzco, Peru (Via Cardcow)

Tbt: Old Peru

Thursday already. The days are still hot here in Arizona, but nights are mercifully cool.

Here’s a look back: “Pelicans in Paita.”

Pelicans at Paita, Peru

Machu Picchu Monday

Last full week of September, and we’re enjoying the hot, but better temperatures. Have a Machu Picchu kinda week!

Llama at Machu Picchu

Tbt: Old Peru

It’s another week back at the ranch. It’s all going well. It’s finally starting to cool down, and it’s very welcome.

Here’s a look back at the La Palma Railway Station in Lima.

La Palma Railroad Station Lima, Peru

Machu Picchu Monday

Getting back in the groove after a grueling week in New Mexico. We spent the time detailing everything which meant painting & staining wood, cleaning, organizing, and decluttering. It came out beautifully though. (See pics below by clicking more)

Lake in the Sacred Valley, Peru

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