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Peru Preparations

We are getting closer to the time for our Inca Trail hike and have started final preparations.   Getting there may be the most problematic.  I've talked to lots of people whose travel plans via air this year have been cancelled or who have been stranded mid-trip--unable to get to their final destination in time for their excursion. On this trip, we will be flying from Chicago to Dallas to Lima.  Then boarding the next day on a Peruvian puddle jumper (or mountain hopper) to Cusco, where we will acclimate to the 11,152'  elevation for a few days. Once the hike starts, there will be little to do but put one foot in front of the other for about four days.  This will be Julia's first multi-day hike where she will be sleeping on the ground in a tent.  I've been dreaming about my Appalachian trail thru-hike twenty-five years ago.  I guess those are called flashbacks. Peak elevation will be at Dead Woman's Pass (elevation 13,828').  Should be interesting.  Will take a b

The Sun is Shining

Devil's Lake State Park

After three days of rain and nearly six inches of water in the rain gauge, the sun is shining today.  The birds are singing.  And after years of being told "no,", Justin received state approval for a care budget/home care agency which will meet his increasing health and safety needs without being forced into a nursing home.  

It's a good day for a hike, and I'll be sleeping better tonight.


  1. Yahoo! On both the weather and Justin fronts!

  2. Exactly. And when Justin has a good day, it's easier, as his parent, to see the patch of blue sky instead of just clouds.


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