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10 Water spout I’m so glad I’ve finally got some of my photos from South America up here to share with you. Some photos don’t make the cut, some places didn’t allow for photos, but all in all there’s a nice mix of buildings, people, animals, food, ruins and ceramics. Please enjoy and share the link(s) with anyone you know who needs to psyche themselves up for a trip–virtual or real–to Ecuador or Peru.

Summer has been deliciously warm and high in blueberries–one of the main purposes for summer, near as I can tell. Baby back ribs to their own page if you need them for another bit of summer or all season fun, here’s where to go. And now? Enjoy!

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PHOTOS from Peru, 2015

Here are my pictures from Peru in April 2015. I was there for 2 weeks, following on 3 wonderful weeks in Ecuador. I spent a week in Cusco-a wonderful city and home base for visiting Inca and Pre-Inca archeological sites like Sacsayhuaman, Tambo Machay, Pikillacta, Tipon, Pisac, Ollantaytambo and ultimately Machu Picchu. Then I headed [...]


PHOTOS from Ecuador

As you can imagine I have lots and lots of photos from my trip to South America and I’ve finally gotten them ready to show. Here are pictures from Ecuador–the first three weeks of my trip: Quito–a beautiful colonial city that reminded me of San Francisco, the Galapagos Islands–a nature paradise and Cuyabena jungle reserve. [...]


Lima Peru–Trip Report 9

After silent and kind service, my breakfast man crumbled under the weight of his loquacious nature and, English be damned, he would know my plans for the day.


Arequipa Peru, Trip Report 8

It has a strange effect—knowing I’ll be on a plane soon and home in two days. That and returning to heat and sun, while not being dressed for it, well, I feel as if I’m done in Arequipa. There’s a letdown in energy. That won’t fly for Lima, however, my next mini-visit. I didn’t need [...]


Cusco and Machu Picchu, Trip Report 7

It’s time for the afternoon rain here, so I’ll try and squeeze my Cusco visit into words. This is a lovely town set in a valley at 11,250 feet elevation and surrounded by tall green Andes peaks. People are friendly and kind, meaning that people regularly stop what they’re doing and try to help me [...]