It was drier on this trip to Quillabamba, so we didn't have fog at the top of the mountain we cross over and we were able to get pictures of this beautiful mountain. Sometimes the fog is so thick at the top of this mountain road that you can't see in front of you. I heard a story from someone who was on the bus that goes over the mountain that the fog was so thick at the top that the driver stopped the bus and went over to a little catholic church shrine and knelt down and prayed. He came back got on the bus and safely made it through the fog.
|View from our hotel.|
Another beautiful park.
|Lyle loves this these trees because of the beautiful orange flowers|
|There are huge poinsettia plants.|
These darling girls ran up to us to have us take a survey for school. Each girl had us do one for them. I am sure the survey is pretty messed up when we were the main people answering questions about how we feel about National Flag day and other national holidays. One question asked if we knew the national anthem. We said, "no, could you sing it for us?" They sang and sang - all four verses. It was so fun to listen to them.
Of course the boys couldn't let the girls get all the surveys, so they came running up to us right after the girls finished their song. Of course, we answered each survey exactly the same, they probably didn't get the information they were hoping for, but they seemed to only be interested in how fast they could finish them before they had to return to school.
This preschool teacher is teaching her students how to march. There are a couple of little girls that have just finished their march sitting on the chairs watching.
More mountain pictures from our return trip
After two days of continuous work, we headed to Cusco, these are some more pictures from our return bus ride. You can see how much drier everything is this time of year compared to last trip.
|ancient stone walls|
It is Harvest Time - Fall outside of Cuzco
gathering the grain by hand
Mountain top glacier