Another event this week that we didn't get a picture of was Curt's talk in Sacrament Meeting. He talked about Home Teaching and how it is our responsibility and privilege to care for one another. He did a great job.
As senior missionaries, we are allowed a few "perks"that the younger missionaries don't get. One such perk is being able to get permission and leave our mission area. We got that permission and so Sunday night we jumped on a bus and headed to Cusco. We met up with Mike and Diane Meyers, their daughter Leslie and her husband Justin. What a wonderful experience!
|Curt and I hiked down to take a look at the salt mines in the Sacred Valley.|
|A woman opened her family home so we could see a bit of the Quechuan daily life. The guinea pigs (cuy) are a delicacy. We still haven't tried eating them yet.|
|This was the view from our hotel balcony at Agua Caliente before we headed up for a day at Machu Picchu.|
|Curt in front of an Incan statue and water fountain in the central part of Agua Caliente.|
|During the tour, our guide snapped a picture for us. There is so much to see, you want to look at least 3 directions at any one time.|
|Good friends made the trip that much better!|
|Curt in front of the Sacred Rock. They had discovered a woman's tomb here.|
|About an hour hike from Machu Picchu, we reached the Sun Gate. This picture doesn't begin to capture how beautiful it was up there as we overlooked Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu.|
|We bought bug spray but .... Curt got bit anyway. (Did he put the bug spray on?!?)|
|Here we were waiting with the Sisters for a family history appointment - they were a no show but we did enjoy visiting with these beautiful gals.|
|And what did E' Peterson do this week? Why, after only a few weeks in the mission he went to Lima and had his first surgery! They removed an ingrown toe nail - one of the joys of missionary work! He's recovered well and back to work!|