Peru

    Day 1

    Day 1 - Depart U.S.- Arrive Lima, Peru - March 27 & 28, 2003

    We woke up this morning to beautiful sunny skies - a nice surprise as a snow storm was predicted. We took a short walk and then prepared for Charlie and Sylvia to pick us up at...

    Day 2

    Day 2 - Explore Lima - March 28, 2003

    We got up at 8 AM and had a shower and prepared for the day. We went to the second floor and had a good buffet breakfast of coffee, fruit, juice, eggs, bread, etc.

    After breakfast, we got together in the...

    Day 3

    Day 3 - Fly to Cuzco, Urubamba, & Ollantaytambo - March 29, 2003

    The wake-up call came and the alarm went off at 3 AM. We had our showers and were ready for breakfast at 3:30. The luggage was out the door then and we went down for rolls, eggs,...

    Day 4

    Day 4 - Urubamba Market, Raft Trip on Urubamba River, Pisac, & Home Hosted Dinner - March 30, 2003

    We woke up at 7 AM, showered and were at breakfast at 7:30 and out of the hotel at 8. We went to the market in Urubamba and I was able...

    Day 5

    Day 5 - Ride train to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, & Machu Picchu - March 31, 2003

    We got up at 6 AM and were out with our small luggage for breakfast and to be on the bus at 7 AM. We met the train on the road to Ollantaybampo...

    Day 6

    Day 6 - Explore Machu Picchu/Return to Cuzco - April 1, 2003

    We were to get up at 5:30 with a wake up call from the hotel. We did not get the call so we did not get up until 7:10 and we had missed the first bus up the...

    Day 7

    Day 7 - Cuzco, Chinchero, Guinea Pig and Walking Tour - April 2, 2003

    We had no wake up call but at 6:15 the phone rang for Lucretia!!! One day we can sleep in and we have a wrong number. We got up at 7 and then showered and got...

    Day 8

    Day 8 - Sacsayhuaman, Tambo Machay, Medicine Man with Free Time - April 3, 2003

    We woke up this morning before 7 AM and showered and dressed. We went down for our continental breakfast and eggs.

    At 9 AM we were off to explore the massive Sacsayhuaman, believed by most...

    Day 9

    Day 9 - Cuzco, Flight to Lima, Gallo Museum of Gold and Nap for Flight - April 4, 2003

    Gennie woke up at 5:30, afraid to miss the wake-up call. I got up at 6:15 and after a shower, we went downstairs for our breakfast. Our luggage had to be...

    Day 10

    Day 10 - Flight to Dallas-Fort Worth and Denver, Monument - April 5, 2003

    After a wake-up call at 10 PM, we went to the dining room and met several people there. Seven of us went to dinner but I was full from lunch that I only had a salad...

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Day 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve


The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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