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Machu Picchu Monday

Monday after a St. Patrick’s Day weekend. We were busy, roasting and bringing coffee wherever we went. The weather was gorgeous finally. I’m actually getting a tan already!

Our garden has lettuce, cilantro, asparagus, and a surviving tomato plant from last year that is starting to return to life.

The desert is coming to life, and Spring is coming…

Meanwhile, our thoughts return to Peru, and Machu Picchu:

Terraces at Machu Picchu

 

Machu Picchu Monday

We’re planning a trip again to Machu Picchu again this year with long time friends who have never been there. It will give me an opportunity to check train prices etc. I’ll be sure to update everyone here.

Meanwhile…

Another view of the ruins at Saqsaywaman in the Sacred Valley below Cuzco:

Machu Picchu Monday

It’s Monday again! Well, at least it has warmed up here in Northwest Arizona.

As always though, we’re still dreaming of the tropical weather and the vast and wonderful mysteries of Machu Picchu:

Lovely views at Machu Picchu

 

Machu Picchu Monday

Last Monday in February. We’re going to finally see a bit of a warm-up here in NW Arizona. We’re so ready!

Meanwhile, back in the tropics:

Sacred Valley Waterfall

Machu Picchu Monday

It’s a cold Monday in Northwest Arizona today. There was snow on the ground this morning, and there are still patches of snow around the ranch. (See pics below the fold.)

So naturally, we’re dreaming of the tropics and Machu Picchu. Here’s a bird not the least intimidated by the tourists. As one drives through the Sacred Valley there are many waterfalls, and much wildlife especially birds. I’m not sure what this is…

Click to see the winter mountain pics…

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Machu Picchu Monday

Monday again. Seems like these weeks go faster and faster. We’re up in Vegas today visiting family. Have a great week!

On the streets of Cuzco, Peru

Machu Picchu Monday

Ah, Monday after a Super Bowl. We don’t have network television at home, but someone invited us to watch the game. It’s always nice to hang out with friends. Today, I’m feeling lethargic, and it’s one of those cold and dreary days. We may even get rain here in NW Arizona…

Hillside homes in the Sacred Valley, Peru

 

Machu Picchu Monday

Monday & another week in the New Year. Hope everyone is off to a good start…

At Machu Picchu Peru

Machu Picchu Monday

It’s Monday again. After a quick flight back to Lima last night, we’re in Miraflores for a couple of days before heading home. I miss Tarapoto already!

Here’s your dose of Peru for today:

Machu Picchu pairs with Otama Japan (Photo El Comercio)