On our last day, before we said goodbye to Peru, we once again had some memorable, unexpected experiences. We were stunned to awake to snowy weather, as the day before on Lake Titicaca had been glorious.
Yesterday was supposed to be slow and relaxing. Somehow, it turned out to be quite busy!
We awoke this morning to rain - and even though it was a cold rain, several folks make the trek to MP, only to turn around and return to the hotel.
It's Day 3 on the Duke Alumni Association (DAA) "Treasures of Peru" trip to Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca and I think we've had about 9 hours of sleep. As was the case with the first DAA trip that I took as the University representative two years ago, the travel logistics have been perfect (knock on wood) and the 24 alums on the trip are fabulous! Everyone is thoroughly enjoying getting introduced to the history and beauty of Peru and to getting to know each other. The classes represented by the alums range form 1959 to 2005, with some folks coming from as close to campus as Chapel Hill and as far away as San Diego, with Trinity, Fuqua and the Medical School represented.