Monday, June 15, 2015

Hello Blogger Friends

Good morning "blogland."  I'm home from our amazing trip to Peru.  My daughter, Justine, planned for us to volunteer for an international group, working with boys in an orphanage in Cusco, Peru.  We had an amazing time helping, sharing and caring for these children.  We were not allowed to take any pictures of the children, so I don't have those to share.  I will tell you, I will have a hard time forgetting them.  

I have been home for over a week, but unfortunately became severely ill - not from anything I "caught" there...rather, from the with drawls of the anti nausea patch(es) I wore for the duration of my trip.  It was like severe vertigo and migraines all in one.  It was brutal!

However, I feel so much better today.  I will share more of my trip in the coming days... till then, here are a few.

This was the host family that we stayed with for a week - they were awesome!

here was our room

the family had a friend who helped when they hosted people in their home - this is her adorable son, he greeted us with "hola" every morning!

It was their fall/winter time - however, we are in South America - still stuff growing and blooming.  I loved the cactus or is it cacti?

You can't go to Peru and not have your picture taken with a llama...I did several times.  In this picture, I'm looking at the one llama - because he/she looked like it wanted to spit on me....

I'm really a "home body" this was a once in lifetime experience.  It was hard on me physically, altitude, walking, lack of oxygen, lots of hills, mountain climbing...but, I did it/made it.  Best part, I was able to share this with my "wonderlust" daughter!  Thanks Justine for the memories!

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.  


Justine said...

Thank you for coming with me! It was truly a once in a lifetime experience and I was glad to share it with you! Love you!

TexWisGirl said...

glad you returned safely (albeit, with the adjustment sickness!) and really glad you had a great experience! awesome!

kris said...

Glad you made it home safe. I wonder if it would help to go of the patch slowly not cold turkey. Feel better . Looking forward to your pictures. Take care Kris

Cranberry Morning said...

So happy you had a wonderful trip. When I first read Peru, I had to check to see if it was Peru, SA or Peru, Illinois. LOL Anyway, love the photo with the llamas and the indigenous women. Beautiful. Are the women Aymara or Quechua? (I lived in Bolivia for a year and worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators). What an amazing experience that was for you. SO glad you got the opportunity to go.

Felecia Cofield said...

What an awesome experience ya'll had, Jacky! I'm so glad you and Justine had the adventure togethter. Lifetime memories! Those ladies look so pretty! Do all the women dress like that? So sorry for your illness! I hope you recover quickly! Blessings from Bama!