As some of you may know, I had a hard time getting my family to feel joyful about going to a museum or fort when we were on our cross Canada tour. They did join me but they weren't necessarily happy about it. They were impressed with our last tour at Fort Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia (it was mostly outdoors and people in period costumes would walk around and answer any questions and offer information).
|Chloe at Saqsayhuamain|
|Selvy explaining how the royalty|
would sit on this stone throne in Q'enqo for
celebrations and offerings, etc.
|This stone casts a shadow of a puma|
on June 21st (winter solstice, a very
important date in the Inca tradition)
|Looking down at Plaza de Armas, the main square in Cusco,|
from Saqsayhuamain ( pronounced somewhat like sexy woman)
|water system at the top of|
the Pisac Ruins
|The shape of the "windows"|
help make the ruins seismically
sound (no upgrades needed here!)
This coming Friday we will begin our hike up to Machu Pichu, along the Inca Trail. We think we're prepared for the cold nights with our alpaca hats, socks and gloves. We'll see how well we do physically, especially on day 2 of the trek which we've been told is the most difficult day (up to Dead Woman's Pass or