May 28-29, 2015
I’m currently sitting at the Lima Airport waiting for my flight to Cusco. The working portion of my trip is all wrapped up and the vacationing portion is about to begin.
Yesterday I completed my work at Villa Maria. It’s an all girls school so the audience dynamics are a little different. I took questions after each of the programs and the kids were pretty good with their English even though it wasn’t a bilingual school. One student asked me a couple of questions before her neighboring classmates informed me that she was a very good singer. So I invited her up on the stage to sing something. She was game and did a very creditable job of “Let it Go” a cappella. She came up afterwards and posed with her friend for pictures.
Our hostess, Cath-erine, was very gracious and generous during my two day visit at this school. But there was something about her… I finally realized that she looks a little like my sister, America, did when we were younger. It made me feel very brotherly.
Jamie, the other Dream On storyteller currently in Peru, had the day off and generously decided to come along and check out my show. He is a fount of wisdom and I got lots of good constructive observations from him. Getting to know him and his wife, Diane, has been a real pleasure on this trip.
Had a little traffic accident on the way home. No one was hurt and even our taxi seemed untouched. The other taxi was so covered with dents that it was hard to tell if it had taken any damage. The two drivers spent a lot of time yelling at each other while stalled in their lane of traffic. An exchange of money helped pacify the offended driver and we took off again.
Today I worked at a school in the same district as our apartment. All three programs went well and then it was time to head back to the apartment to do some last minute packing and leave. Spotted these two on the street. Kind of a poignant moment.
A final picture with Ronaldo, our taxi driver and then it was off to the airport. I’m hoping I’ll be able to upload this all at the Hostel in Cusco.
I made it to our hostel safe and sound. This place has wifi but I haven't been successful in connecting with any of my e-mail accounts so hopefully this posting will serve as proper notice of my arrival for people who are expecting more personal communication (Like you, Karen!)