Machu Picchu Monday Eclipse Version

And it’s not even Monday.

It’s been a crazy week since we returned from Wyoming & the lovely Shoshone National Forest to see the Great Solar Eclipse 2017. We’re trying to keep up with a variety of work related projects, family issues, and just the normal day to day stuff. Watching the news seems mesmerizing as we watch the destruction and displacement of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Daily temperatures have been climbing to 105F, and our brains have turned to mush, hence the tardy post.

We’d like to share our recent adventure here…

Before The Eclipse

We made our way to Wyoming with a side detour to Bryce Canyon National Park. It had been a while, so we had forgotten the grand beauty of the area.

Bryce Canyon, Utah

After a night there, we meandered to Green River, Wyoming for a rest before “heading into the wild.” Read more

Machu Picchu Monday

Monday Machu Picchu style. Here’s a picture taken of the monument to Hiram Bingham who discovered Machu Picchu on this day in 1911. Have a blessed week!

Monument to Hiram Bingham, discoverer of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Monday

Monday, Monday… Hope you’re enjoying a wonderful 4th of July long weekend. Far away on another continent in the high altitude Inca city of Cuzco:

On the streets of Cuzco, Peru

 

 

Machu Picchu Monday

First Monday in June. We’re enjoying the long days, but the daytime temps have recently climbed into the low 100’s & it’s not much fun trying to do stuff outside right now. Mornings are good though, so every day there’s some little project waiting.

Yesterday, in a rare moment of not paying attention to the desert while walking to the garden, I found myself within striking distance of  Mohave Green rattlesnake. He coiled and rattled, and I jumped about 8 feet in a microsecond, heart pumping and a full shot of adrenaline. It was a moment of profound gratitude; it could have easily gone very wrong. My sense of caution is renewed…

Here’s a shot of some folks sitting on a bench to try to give a little perspective to the towering mountains surrounding Machu Picchu. No wonder it wasn’t discovered until 1911…

Sitting on the bench at Machu Picchu.

 

Machu Picchu Monday

Geez, it’s Monday alright. The jeep began to make some terrible sounds in Kingman today, but it turned to be just something that had come loose bouncing down the dirt roads out here.

But then after returning home, the bees began swarming on the front porch…see below for today’s bonus pic!

Here’s the Machu Picchu Monday photo, a shot taken with a look at some ancient ruins above Ollantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley:

Above Ollantaytambo, Peru

As promised, today’s Monday surprise (the bees:)

The bees are swarming on the front porch…

Machu Picchu Monday

Monday, Monday…here’s another photo taken in the Sacred Valley near Machu Picchu. Enjoy:

Sacred Valley Waterfall

Machu Picchu Monday

Monday, back from Seattle & the Specialty Coffee Expo. Whew! We have orders, but photos to follow. Meanwhile, here’s your Machu Picchu Monday shot:

Machu Picchu – One of the Seven Wonders of the World