May 3, 2009

We are on Tierra Firme in LIMA PERU

Hello Hello to All : WE MADE IT - almost almost 24 hours after getting up yesterday, we made it to Lima, got to the hotel around 1:30am Lima time, which is Eastern Time, without daylight savings, they are 1 hour behind ATL.

Cindy and I met our dear friends, Susan and Liz in Miami, we had a late depature out of MIA because the plane was hot, specifically the cabin; appartently the plane sat at the gate most of the day. Once airborne all went well, we probably had 10 or 15 people on the flight with face masks, most people slept.

After an aborted landing we made it to Jorge Chavez Airport around 12pm. Nikki and Sue´s plane from ATL landed while we were in immigration - we waited for them and all rode to the hotel, Casa Andina Private Collection, in the section of Miraflores. Roberto from Yampu Tours picked us up and was most gracious in getting us here safe.

Today we are scheduled for a city tour at 2pm with Cusi - and we will get all the info on our trek for the rest of the week. Tomorrow we leave for Cusco at 7am from the hotel, back to Jorge Chaves airport for a short flight over the mountains. We go from being 300 feet above sea level to 11,000 feet in Cusco.... should be fun.

I get to see Roger and Mary this morning, I am very excited to have my brother along on this adventure.

More later today, BD say hello to Maddie and Morgan