Machu Picchu Monday

It’s finally the trip! We left Las Vegas Tuesday on the 1:30 am red-eye flight to Panama. It’s not much for getting restful sleep, but it’s less than 12 hours, so quick. The airport isn’t very busy at that hour, so things move along fairly well, and Las Vegas may be the most efficient airport in the world anyway.

We arrived in Lima, and spent the afternoon resting until our group arrived at 11:45 pm. After meeting them, we all headed for bed.

On Wednesday, we flew to Cuzco on separate flights, and then connected in front of the airport. We then jumped into our rented van, and headed for Urubamba, where we would spend the next two nights at the Tierra Viva Lodge, a rather nice spot outside of the city, and very quiet and peaceful. Surrounded by the steep mountains above, it’s truly breathtaking.

We ate both nights at the restaurant, and the food was just marvelous. (To be continued…)

Machu Picchu Monday

Happy Labor day to all, may you and yours have a happy, safe, and blessed weekend.

Well, it’s just weeks away to our trip to Machu Picchu and our first time playing tour guide. We have all of our plans, tickets, and reservations, now we just have to go!

Lovely views at Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu Monday

Smonday: That moment on Sunday when you start thinking about Monday. It came to me yesterday about mid day, and thus today I need a Machu Picchu moment: (Ahhh, much better…)

Let’s take a look inside…

Machu Picchu

 

Tbt: Old Peru

It’s been a busy time, besides all of our coffee business, we now have our Airbnb in Tarapoto, Peru (link here.) As if that wasn’t enough, our old land business has awakened again after sleeping for years here in lovely Yucca, Arizona in the northwest County of Mohave. (Link here.)

We work long hours, but it allows us to live in a beautiful place. Multi-tasking is good, but tiring.

We were able to sneak back briefly to Peru earlier in the month. We want to have everything ready for our trip in the fall. It will be our first time playing “tour guide.” We’ll be stopping by to see the incredible ceramic works shown below.

Here’s a few more of the many delights at Museo Larco in Lima, Peru.

Ceramic face sculpture Lima Peru

stone face

 

Machu Picchu Monday

It won’t be long until we visit the Sacred Valley once again…

Weaving in Pisaq, Sacred Valley Peru

At Saqsaywaman, Sacred Valley, Peru

Rocks at Saqsaywaman, Sacred Valley, Peru

Machu Picchu Monday

Yet another Monday. While Arizona is sweltering under summer heat, we managed to sneak away for a few days to check up on things in Tarapoto, in the Cloud Forest of Peru. We have an Airbnb there, and it’s always good to keep a watchful eye. We’ve also noticed that we can get work done when we’re there, but the moment we leave, it seems like everyone forgets about us & nothing more happens.  In case you’re curious, here’s a link.

Today is the hard travel day home. We’re now ready for our trip in the fall though. In addition to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, we’re going to spend some time in Tarapoto again as well as explore some famous sites in Lima. It will be the very first time that we’re hosting any acquaintances, so we want everything to be as perfect as we can make it.

Here’s today’s Machu Picchu view… Enjoy!

Lovely views at Machu Picchu, Peru

Llamas at Machu Picchu, Peru

Inside Machu Picchu

 

Machu Picchu Monday

Our trip to Machu Picchu in the Fall is already booked. Now we’re just counting the days…

Inside Machu Picchu

 

 

Machu Picchu Monday

The excitement is growing as we’re finally actually doing some serious planning for our Peru trip in the fall. We have our tickets to Lima, and did surprisingly well on Copa Airlines. We like them because it’s a relatively quick flight, and coming back it’s a daytime flight (arriving Vegas at night.)

Leaving however, is a different story. The flight departs at 01:33 AM, so it’s a late night at the airport, and a red-eye flight. It always leaves me a little dazed, but  it ends up going fast as we sleep through the Las Vegas to Panama City part (about 6 hours,) and then drift in and out from Panama to Lima.

We arrive at 3:17 PM local Lima time, and will slouch over to the hotel, and grimly try and stay awake until as late as possible. Tentatively, our friends should be arriving at midnight. We don’t have their details yet…

Machu Picchu