Sunday, January 4, 2009
After nine weeks in India, RuthAnn and I returned to cold and record snow fall in Wisconsin--time to go someplace warm for the rest of the winter. We will be spending two weeks in Panama City Beach, FL, with my sister Jeanne, from Seattle, and a friend Jeannie Lane from Rochester, NY, joining us in our three bedroom condo. We have two weeks at the end of the condo rental before embarking on a five day western Caribbean cruise with my parents and an aunt and uncle. What to do during those two weeks? Jean and Ross Copas, two of our traveling companions in India, (www.theindiabuttbuster2008.blogspot.com) spent a few weeks in Peru last March and after hearing about their trip, we decided that Peru would be a good place to spend most of that two week period. Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines have long been on our bucket list, so Peru it is. Amazon.com has provided us with two excellent guide books and www.latinamerica4less.com has arranged a very nice tour for us from February 11-21. My sister Jeanne and her husband Gray will be accompanying us on this short but busy first time visit to South America. We are all excited about this trip and hope that you enjoy coming along with us. We will post as time and Internet access allow.