Wednesday, July 31, 2013

7.31.13

I cannot believe how quickly this month has flown by. It's hard to believe that just a few weeks ago I was in Peru with my family. Where is the rewind button for life? Since I can't go back in time (still waiting on Marty McFly to pick me up in the Delorean... back to the future, anybody?) the next best thing is going through pictures. Between myself, my mother, brother, and Colin we have a ton! I've tried my best to pick a few highlights to share with you all. Enjoy!

The courtyard at The Grand Hotel Huanuco. Built in 1942, this hotel has been the go to place 
for my family for years. Even the wait staff remembers my dad as a toddler. 
It could use some updates but the service is still great.

My dear mom did a great job putting together the surprise party for my grandmother. 

Here I am with both of my grandmothers. Aren't they the cutest?
The birthday girl is in the middle.

The amazing firework castle that ended the party.

We spent a day at the Kotosh archeological site right outside of Huanuco. 


This hacienda used to belong to my aunt's family. 
Can you imagine what is must have looked like in its hay day?

The interior still has all the original wall paper.

We had to take a picture with this guy. 
He's dressed in the traditional costume of Los Negritos, 
which is a traditional dance that is done in Huanuco.


We also spent a day in the jungle where we got to visit a zoo, take a boat ride on a lagoon, make wishes at a wishing tree and see the famous Sleeping Beauty mountain range.

On a little boat.

The Lagoon of Miracles - Laguna de los Milagros

Making my wish.

Can you see Sleeping Beauty's profile?

Colin trying the very Peruvian dish of cuy.
* Yes, it is guinea pig. I did not, have not, probably will not ever try this dish but I hear it's very good.


Ending the trip with some Pisco and Maracuya Sours.

Are you going anywhere fun this summer? I love hearing about new places to visit!





3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everyday I open my eyes thinking of what am I going to read. today its a special one because like you I can't go back in time, but I can look at pictures and remember what a great vacation we had together. Love you so much, Mom.

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH, did he eat the guinea pig? After these pictures I'm thinking I need to take a trip to Peru!!! xoxo, V

Marlies Suarez said...

Great Pictures...looks like you had a lot of fun :)