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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

We’re having a lovely time in Tarapoto, although working hard. The cool nights are helping sleep, we’re very thankful for that…have an amazing week!

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Monday

Another Monday…hope everyone has a super week!

Machu Picchu hosts thousands of visitors each year

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

We’ve been running hard lately, visiting all of our coffee friends & getting ready to return to Peru. Here’s a look at some weaving in the wonderful market town of Pisaq (Pisac) in the Sacred Valley below Cuzco.

Weaving in Pisaq, Sacred Valley Peru

Machu Picchu Monday

Here’s a scene I believe it’s in Ollantaytambo, which is in the Sacred valley on the trek to Machu Picchu.

Walking in the Sacred Valley

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

Monday, May 22, 2017. We finally started getting hot here. I’ve seen 98 degrees now. The bee saga continues as the beekeeper has “no showed” twice now. We’re looking at alternatives…

Meanwhile, here’s some incredible steps at Machu Picchu;

Steps at Machu Picchu aren’t for the faint of heart…

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