Friday, February 15, 2008

Just Booked!

On March 5th, I'll be leaving for Peru and Bolivia for two weeks. I'm so excited! I haven't been anywhere big in a few years, so I'm long overdue.

My cousin backed out on a trip with my uncles. There was a spot open. I raised my hand without any clue how I would pay for it. Then my mother gave me enough miles for a first class ticket. Happy Valentine's Day to me!

Now I just need about $1,500 more. Let me know if you need my address to send the check!

After seeing the road to Machu Picchu, I think I'll take the train.

33 comments:

Leighann said...

WOW! That's an incredible opportunity!

And um.... good luck with the $1500 *runs for the door*

katy said...

Lucky girl, but I would love to drive down that road!
you only need $1500, you sure? oops shame you should have asked me last week when I had it to spare!!

Doc said...

Bolivia? Have fun and don't let anyone turn you into a drug mule!

LOL!

Jen said...

OMG! I'm drooling with envy!

And first class . . . you COULD NOT possibly make this trip any sweeter! Good for you!

Where there's a will, there's a way.

motherx said...

Hope you have a fantastic time! x

Raven said...

Pictures...lots and lots of pictures.

Aunt Jackie said...

That sounds really cool, I am happy for you.

Do anything special for Valentine's?? No Romantic story?? :O

R.E.H. said...

I so envy you right now! Hehe... you are going to have a great time over there I'm sure.

Now, if I had that kind of money, I would send it to you - just because I know you're going to post some stunning pictures from your time there!

I want to travel that road... looks cool!

Hot Lemon said...

can I send you a good pair of shooz instead? toothpaste? Mule repellant? Deoderant?

I think I speak for everyone here when I say we'll be wanting pictures.

Real Live Lesbian said...

Thanks ya'll! There will be lots of pictures!

And the train lets me off at the bottom of that mess of switchbacks. From there, we'll take a bus. If you hear about a bus going off the side of a mtn in Peru...say a prayer for me!

coffeypot said...

I have always wanted to go there, but this is the first time I have seen a picture of the road to the top. I would love to get a few frineds in cars and race to the top. It would be a hoot.

Diva said...

That's totally awesome!!

I'd have pukin problems on that road though. They'd have to make sure I was close to the window.

The Charming Hedonist said...

I am completely jealous! Have fun, and (again) lots and lots of pics!

Jay said...

I'm so jealous! What an awesome trip that's gonna be! Can you stuff me into your luggage?

Jeff B said...

Check's in the mail!

Like you've never heard that one before. I know you'll have a kick ass time and somehow the money part will come toghther for you.

BTW the mail failure notice is not limited to you. I had two others returned yesterday. All were tied to those with comment moderation on. Just another funk from blogger I suppose.

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Oh sweetie...that is a fab trip. The lost city of the inca, so awesome. You'll get to see the temple of the sun. :D

Watch that next to last step. :)

My check is on it's way. Have fun and please be caraeful.

Adios amiga.

Dana said...

... and just what do I get for the $1500????

Biscuit said...

Those are what you call switchbacks. I make my classes do them sometimes as part of the ride. They usually cuss me for that :)

No More Empty Fortune Cookies said...

I try not to be a jealous person but I am 15 shades of green right now! OMG what an awesome trip that will be! I've always wanted to go to Machu Picchu and sit in on a drum session but after seeing that road...Jeez, you may need to take an albuterol inhaler with you. Have fun!

Southern Sage said...

I didn't have enough money so I mailed gold bars
you should get them anytime!

cool pic of the road.

Looks like an awesome trip.

Fu Manchu Dad said...

Wow, wow and wow! I am so envious of your upcoming trip. Enjoy it to it's fullest, take loads of pictures and indulge in those wonderful South American coffees (I used to work with a bunch of South Americans, the coffees they had from their homelands...awesome!) And remember, culturally they are a bit touchy-feely and prone to lots of small talk, even if all you want is directions somewhere. Indulge them and you will have a friend for life. Good luck and disfrutale mucho!!!

Matt-Man said...

Sweeeeeet. I hope you have a blast. Cheers!!

buffalodickdy said...

I would love to do that one someday! Take pictures and notes for the less fortunate bloggers...

BarnGoddess said...

wow! what a great opportunity!

and here I was excited about my sisters vacation in FL...

The Mama Bear said...

So I suppose the fact you still need $$ for the trip rules out me begging you to buy me a souvenier spoon or two to give to Micheyla for Christmas? I'll pay you back.

Seamus said...

OMG!!! What a wonderful adventure! On our top 10 places to see!

Odat said...

What a great trip!!! Wish I were going there! I'm sure the money will appear for you!
Peace
(and yes, i was having trouble leaving comments here during the week).

Palm Springs Savant said...

Peru! I am so happy for you...can't wait to hear all about it, should be a fabulous trip!!!!

You can Call me AL said...

I hope you a blast! Takes lots of pictures and share..

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Oh I'm so jealous. The only place I may make it to is Longwood Gardens near Philly or Huntington WV :(

Doc said...

Be sure and get a T-shirt, and your tax returns have got to help. If not then you could always throw a party and invite everyone you know and auction off food and drinks. It's that or start selling off blood or organs. Those seem to pay pretty well. Have lotsa fun and try to pick up a penpal while you are there, but don't drink the water. Stick to beer.

Doc

scarlett said...

Oh that is so awesome! The place looks absolutely beautiful! I wish you luck on getting the $ you need...

And OMG I just realized that we live in neighboring counties! How on earth did I miss that? I was born in Nashville! :-)

TheBirdman33 said...

That is an AWESOME trip!! I can't wait to hear all your stories and see your pictures!