thanks to their classmates at school, the kids found out that easter came and went without any easter baskets left by the easter bunny.
i mentioned this to my father who said “the easter bunny did not come to massachusetts either. i saw a fox in the backyard over the weekend. maybe the easter bunny had a bad day…”
i relayed my father’s tale to the kids as a possible explanation for why the easter bunny did not make it to our house in peru.
ethan scowled and logan didn’t seem to understand, so i said “foxes eat bunnies”
to which she replied “does he have bunnies?”
highlights from our weekend in puno and the uros islands -
the uros island’s “mercedes benz”
uros island houses
gravestone on a hike near by our hotel.
alpaca (no trip to peru is complete without seeing one)
ligtning storm on our last night in puno
when natalie told a co-worker we were going to puno, he responded “what blind man keeps telling tourists to go to puno?”
here is the view from la raya, i think you would have to be blind not to enjoy this.
i think the dogs and pigs here have a different opinion of trash day than i do…
i’ve mentioned our flat is under construction, but as a public service announcement i should also mention you should give our building wide birth as you never know when something is going to be tossed from the roof.
worse yet, the workers don’t seem to care if anyone is out there as the stuff keeps coming even when people are below.
last night we, and half of cusco, went in to town for la procesión del señor de los temblores
after a number of events kept us from making the trip, this sunday i was finally able to make the climb up picol.
the benefit of living outside an upscale, gated community in peru, is beautiful, new sidewalks.
half way there
the finished product
i shared “when the music’s over” by the doors with my kids over the weekend and they mocked the song for being repetitive and having only only lyric -
when the music’s over, turn out the light
this hurts coming from the kids who can’t get enough of “everything is awesome” from the lego movie.
better think twice before inviting logan to your funeral
the daily menu from 2014.03.24, soup and entree.
since the kids were off school and natalie couldn’t get to work because of the strike we had a family date here for lunch.
when natalie went get labwork done for me, she didn’t have an appointment or even much of a wait and the total bill was 15 soles, roughly $5.33 u.s.
the antibiotics i needed, 6 soles, roughly $2.13 u.s.
wonder how much health care $7.46 would have gotten me back home…