Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Hike: Macchu Pichu Mountain

I have what feels like a billion pictures and don't know what else to do with them other than dump them on you. Hope you enjoy. Get ready for your virtual hike up Macchu Pichu Mountain via pictures taken by myself.

We woke up close to four thirty that morning to catch on of the first busses to the foot of the ruins of Macchu Pichu. Waking up to misty morning and the remains of a night with much rainfall, we walked across Aguascalientes and stood dripping in the already over crowded line to grab a bus. Once we got to the actual ruins, these are the beautiful sights we saw, just the etchings of ruins grabbing our sights through the clouds that developed over the night on this part of the Andean mountains.

It was absolutely gorgeous. I felt like I was not in Peru but in Scotland and was about to see burly men walk through the mist with blue painted faces. 

And so we found the beginnings of the trail to the top of Macchu Pichu Mountian, and began our 2 hour walk up of mostly stone stairs to the top. Take in every wet and steep step that we took upon. 

If you haven't noticed, I found and enjoyed my inner photography loving self. If it's been too much for you, hah, I'm not that sorry.

The locals and guides told us that the weather was weird for this time of year. 

Once to the top, there was a hut a sign to take pictures with, and then the marker a little past that, with a make-shift flag pole next to it. 

Usually, on a clear day, one can see the ruins from the top.

Thanks for looking at the longest post I will ever put up. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Being back

The hardest part of this blogging thing is starting one. I don't know how to start these things. I have been back for a little over a week from Peru. From pushing a broom at work or sitting in the car travelling, I have had a lot of time to think over the summer. But still I don't know what to write. Yes, I sit and work and think of things I would love to write of, just putting it down in words that I find acceptable can be difficult. I also feel like I have a million pictures that I want to put on here and that they could explain things better than I could. So you may be seeing a lot of pictures in the future, if you plan on continuing to read me.

So this is where I am right now, tucked away in the mountains right outside of Las Vegas, NM in one of the few places that I really feel like I'm at home. My family moved around a lot while I was growing up, and after living in maybe a dozen or so houses in various cities and towns, this place has been constant, a place always there.

While I've been here in the mountains, it's been like a family reunion. I have had such great conversations and hugs and smiles with some of the best people I know and cherish. I am constantly feeling blessed while I am here. Maybe you can tell by these pictures.

More to come over, mostly over the last week in Peru, with many pictures. Thanks, peace.