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Un Viaje con Kendall

For the first time, I took a Wellie Wisher on vacation with me. And it was fantastic. Kendall went with me on an amazing journey in April and we had a wonderful time. Kendall was a great travel companion because I can carry her with one hand, and she fits inside my coat if the weather requires. Now, on to the photos!

As with all journeys lately, we started with a ferry ride…

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…and then a bus…

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…to the airport!

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Passport! Where could we be going? Well, first we flew to LA. Kendall more or less fits in the seatback pocket!

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Look at this super-cute mural in the tunnels at LAX!

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Girls have loved to travel with dolls for decades!

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Several hours and a couple of planes later, we landed…

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…in Cusco, Peru!

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Here’s Kendall having fun in the lobby of the hotel:

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And we had so much fun on our trip! Our first day (after a relaxed day trying to adjust to the altitude) started with a bus tour

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of the city of Cusco.

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We stopped at several archaeological sites, including Pukapukara,

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Q’enqo,

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and Saqsaywama.

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Our last stop on the bus tour was at this church, called the Qorikancha.

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The next day we took another bus through the Sacred Valley

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with a stop at the market in Pisaq. Kendall got a hat! She also got a few offers to be traded for goods or money. Peruvians love dolls!

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After the market was another Inca site, Ollentaytambo.

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In the village of Ollentaytambo, we caught a train…

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…to Machu Picchu!

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Machu Picchu is breathtaking. I have about 200 photos of rocks and llamas, and they’re all amazing. But I’ll share just a few with you.

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The rain came just as we were leaving Machu Picchu. Kendall borrowed my rain coat, because I was still quite warm. The sun is very close in Peru.

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And we flew home the following evening. Airport in Cusco:

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and a nighttime flight:

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It was nice to get back to America and drink soda with ice and dispose of toilet paper in the toilet. This photo is the airport in Seattle, but the rocks look a bit Peruvian!

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Check out Leonie modeling our only Peruvian souvenir!

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I want to tell you more about what Peru is like, but I am finding that it defies description. Unlike anything I’ve seen before, and probably unlike anything I’ll see again. I guess I will close by saying that I am so grateful for this vast and wonderful world I live in, and for the opportunity to explore it. Adios.

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