Saturday, July 6, 2013
Our family adventure
Our family is heading out on an adventure. I won't be posting while we are gone for the next ten days. Chances are I will be completely exhausted and most of the time won't have internet, sometimes not even electricity! Anyone who knows me, knows that this trip will be a little out of my comfort zone.
We are headed to Peru. I decided that I wanted to see Machu Picchu as there is talk that it may be shut down to tourists within the next five years. We found a Canadian Tour company called G Adventures and they have planned the entire trip for us, including our very own guide. We change hotels just about every night to a different location throughout Peru, have numerous flights and many, many tours.
Some of the sights we will be seeing are the city of Lima, the city of Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and of course the Amazon River. We will be floating in a motorized canoe (yes, me, Tim and seven children) to a eco lodge set deep in the rainforest.
We are a little bit nervous about this trip. Pick pockets, altitude sickness, human trafficking, losing a child -- I bought four leashes! -- and sickness in general. Prayers for our safety would be appreciated.
Although, we do love a relaxing vacation, I do believe it is important to expose our children to the rest of the world as well. I believe this trip will be very educational for them all.