Now that the madness of speaking and prepping for Alt is over (more on that very soon!) I have been able to finally turn my attention to the next big thing on the horizon.
Remember last summer when we took my dream trip to London and Paris? There was a moment our first night in London at The National Gallery where I was moved to tears by a room of paintings, and when I finally ripped myself away, I found Jacob asleep on a bench. Poor guy, jet lag got the best of him, and we both know that I take a longer time at museums than he does anyway.
I just patiently helped him up, and that night on the metro I turned to him and said, “This wasn’t your dream vacation was it?”
He smiled and said, “London and Paris have always been a dream.”
And I said, “Yeah but this wasn’t your top choice of a place to visit was it?”
He tried to be his kind selfless self and said, “Maybe not seeing EVERY painting in Europe, but it’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to be.”
Such a sweetheart. There were so many moments in Europe that I knew he was just supporting my dream and enjoying the ride. He even remarked half the fun was watching my excitement.
That’s when I said, “Jacob, if we don’t have a child next summer, we’re doing your dream trip- wherever that may be, whatever you want to do.”
He smiled and said, “Deal!”
That’s when I braced myself…”Where might that be I asked?”
So friends, no child, vacation time built up, and flights booked. Here’s a hint, can you guess where we are going?
Need a hint? We’ll need our passports, to brush up on our Spanish, altitude sickness pills, lip balm, and oh yeah, lots of travelers are known to have some other less-than-fun symptoms from the altitude and food causing the need for some bathroom visits in a hurry. Thanks to Cottonelle for sponsoring this post and for supplying some of their Flushable Cleansing Cloths Travel packs and Clean Care Toilet Paper for the wet/dry combo that is supposed to be the ultimate in keeping bums clean even abroad with extreme altitude symptoms!
Anyone nailed down where we’re headed?
We’ll be visiting Peru this summer and hiking through one of the 7 Wonders of the World- Machu Picchu. And we are getting pretty excited around these parts!
We’ve been planning and studying some, but we’re ready to really nail down the details of the trip. And so readers, I have to turn to you for advice and questions
– Have you been?
– What was your favorite part?
– What should we do while in Lima, Cusco, and The Sacred Valley?
– Did you get altitude sickness? How did you cope?
– Any tips for avoiding some stomach problems?
– Have you tried the flushable wipes on a hiking excursion, and was the wet+dry combo really where it’s at?
– Any food we must try?
– Where’s the best place to buy an alpaca sweater?
– How much do alpacas enjoy pictures with tourists hugging them, cause you know I’m all over it?
– Anything else we should know while we finalize the details?
I can hardly wait- our next big adventure is only a few weeks away!