Saturday, July 18, 2015

C&G Goes Below the Equator!

We are just back from an epic adventure to Peru, where we hiked through the Amazon rainforest (avoiding the poisonous palm trees and vicious fire ants), explored ancient Cusco and mostly avoided altitude sickness (thanks to its 11,000ft elevation), white water rafted down the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley, biked and hiked past fields of colorful quinoa in the Andes, and climbed to the top of Machu Picchu for the photo that Big C&G has been waiting months to take. He's the reason why we travelled so far outside my comfort zone this summer (basically anything below the equator is outside my comfort zone), it was his summer to choose where we travelled in celebration of a big milestone birthday. 

We had an amazing vacation but now I need a vacation from our vacation. I've got some serious chilling out to do now that we're home and my first stop will be my favorite swimming spot, Bresca and the Honey Bee. Check out this past post to see why it was the place I was dreaming about as we hiked high above Machu Picchu (still not over my fear of heights!). I'm thinking some of Bresca's homemade ice cream and a few afternoons in the inner tubes will help me forget our perilous hikes and encounters with tarantulas. Cheers to a relaxing summer ahead!