Tue 16 Sep
We were only able to sleep for about two hours last night. We had to get up at about 2am to start getting ready and get to the Viru Viru airport in Santa Cruz. We got on our flight just fine and arrived in Lima. Then we switched to another flight and arrived in Cusco, Peru at about 10:30am. So far we are really liking LAN Airlines.
The elevation in Cusco is about 11,150 feet so it's like going from Phoenix, Arizona to the top of Mount Timpanogas. My legs feel heavy here. Our hotel is nice. We have a nice relaxing day today in Cusco with nothing planned. We can do whatever we want. We will travel towards Machu Picchu tomorrow.
Today was Curtis' turn to have his tummy mad at him. Poor guy. As we were walking around Cusco he just got green. He sat and rested and had a drink to settle his stomach. Now we´re at the hotel to rest before we go out again. The weather here is perfect!!! It´s about 60 degrees.
This evening we had dinner at the hotel. It was good. Then we went walking around the city. Curtis was feeling much better. We all were. You can feel the high elevation here.
We spotted two ladies in traditional clothing and they had an alpaca lamb. I got to hold it for a picture. It was so soft and cute. It was licking my arm with his little sandpaper tongue. I'm going to find one to bring home!
Tomorrow morning we'll take a shuttle to another town and then take a train to Aguas Calientes which is right by Machu Picchu.