Machu Picchu Monday

Monday, and it’s a return to banging noises (we’re having some work done.) Internet has been sporadic…

Have an amazing week…

looking up


Machu Picchu Monday

Monday! I heard of a new word for the moment in the weekend where you suddenly start thinking about the upcoming week, and slip out of “weekend mode.” The word is “Smonday.” It happened yesterday to me about 5:00 pm when I had a client email. Even if I work all day, the weekend is just a better state of mind.

Tourists on top of the walls at Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Monday

Half of 2018 is now past. Happy 4th of July! have a great week y’all!

Llama at Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Monday

It’s a hot one here in northwest Arizona. I’m liking the long days, but it means that I have to get up early to be able to do much outside.

May you have a blessed week. I know it’s hard sometimes, but let’s be kind. (He whispers to himself.)

In Aguascalientes, last stop before Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Monday

Is it too early to have Friday on your mind? Here’s to a happy Monday & a wow kind of week.

Spotted this at Machu Picchu. Water trough? I’m not sure…

Machu Picchu Monday

Have an amazing week. When it gets tough, think of Machu Picchu…

Here’s something spotted on the train to Machu Picchu. Old stone walls:

Machu Picchu Monday

Monday again. We raced back from New Mexico yesterday, as we may have to go back in a couple of weeks for a few days. Somewhat dazed after delivering coffee to Las Vegas and then to Phoenix, we’re glad to be back on the ranch this week.

Here’s a pic of some weaving we came across in Pisaq, below Cusco in the Sacred Valley:

Weaving examples in Pisaq in the Sacred Valley, Peru

Bonus: Saguaro flowers

Saguaro in bloom

Machu Picchu Monday

It was a pleasant weekend with temperatures in the 70’s and sunny. We’re enjoying it here in Arizona because soon it will climb over 100 degrees again, and we’re trapped inside the “jail” except for cooler times in the early morning or late day. Of course, that’s why God invented Colorado!

Have a good week, be sure to be kind.

This is El Albergue, a hotel in Ollantaytambo which is the last place that one can catch the train to Machu Picchu. It’s wise to have a reservation in advance, or it’s possible to have wait 2-3 days for a seat. It’s a cool little town, chock full of tourists from all over the world. It’s a good place to hang out, and try to build up some resistance to the altitude which is 2,792 m (9,160 ft) here. Machu Picchu is even lower at 2,430 m (7,970 ft.)

El Albergue, Ollantaytambo, Peru in the Sacred Valley