Anyway, Sam and Mike came down to Peru for nine days, as Boeing and BYU were both closed for the holidays.
So what do you show someone who is new to this part of the world?
For starters, the Obelisk of Junín, commemorating the Battle of Junín, which took place there on August 6, 1824, and marked the turning point in the military conflict for Peruvian independence. However, 5 Soles a piece was a little steep, so we cheaped out, took the picture from afar, turned around and went on.
Can you really say that you've been here without standing in awe of the Giant Maca of Huayre?! (see here)
And took pictures of a passing shepherdess (before she demanded payment).
The next morning, we saw the guys off at sunrise for their flight to Lima, where they spent the day with good friends before their red-eye departure for the States.
We were delighted to have them here, and miss them a lot.
We hope your family visits are as nice.
Dave & Paula