Yesterday's adventure was absolutely amazing!
Delia and I were up at six, we made a quick breakfast and started cooking lunch. She called is "espageti" (spaghetti) but it was a typical Peruvian mix of pasta, egg, and veggies, not the spaghetti we are used to.
We left the house at 8, and had to make a quick pitstop at Delia's work and a store to add minutes to her phone. Finally at around 9:30, we were back on the bus to the mountain!
On the way up, Delia asked me if I wanted any fruit, and of course I wanted fruit! We stopped at a market and bough half a kilo of peaches (6 of them). They're very tiny, and I explained to Delia just how big they can get in the U.S.! We washed them before leaving (since my stomach can't handle eating fresh, unwashed fruit).
We got to Christo Blanco, which is a HUGE, white statue of Jesus that overlooks downtown. From up there, you can see all of Cusco, including downtown and the Plaza de Armas (which is the home screen photo of my blog!). Next to Christo Blanco are also three huge, wood crosses. We took a few pictures, then began walking further up the mountain. We didn't really know what we were going to go explore.
That was, until we ran into a tiny man (I say tiny because he maybe stood as tall as my elbow). He had horses, and for VERY cheap he would take us to go see some ruins. We got on his horses and spent the rest of the afternoon riding to ruins, descending, and exploring by foot. It was one of the coolest things I've ever done! I took so many pictures, they didn't all send to my email :/ I'll resend them and post later!
As we rode, I was continually thanking God for the beautiful scenery that He has given us to explore and appreciate.