The Journey to Peru

Explorations Academy’s eleventh annual overseas study and service expedition has arrived in Peru!  It was an exhausting trip, leaving Bellingham on Sunday evening and not arriving in Cuzco until Tuesday morning.  But there were no major snags, and with three flights and two bus rides, plenty of things could have gone wrong.

Judy's

The first evening circle of the trip was in Seattle.

The first stop on Sunday night was at the home of Judy Sterry, a longtime friend and supporter of Explorations, who took in all 11 Peruvian travelers for an “overnight” stay of what amounted to about three hours of sleep.  Not only did Judy open her home to our group, but she make homemade muffins, supplied quesadillas and cocoa, and prepared hard boiled eggs with Spanish phrases written on them for practice!

Checking In

Security!

Monday was a day full of airplanes and airports:  Seattle to LA, LA to Lima, Lima to Cuzco.  After a while all the concourses,  the announcements of impending flights, the waiting, all blend together.  But arriving in Cuzco, it was a wonderful surprise to see someone holding up a sign reading “Explorations Academy.”  From the Cuzco airport, our group bussed to the village of Lamay, where Casa de Milagros is based.  This orphanage — “House of Miracles” in English — is where our group will stay for most of the next week, working with children and getting accustomed to the language, culture, and climate of Peru.

Waiting

Is this a rock band on tour?

We’ll have more to report — and hopefully photos as well — once they get settled in and catch up on their sleep!

By the way, you should be able to click on any of these photos to see it full size.

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One Comment on “The Journey to Peru”

  1. Robin Says:

    What an incredible adventure for our kids! I am so grateful to Explorations for making these trips happen.


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