Hurry Up and Wait

Trip Start Aug 17, 2007
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Trip End Sep 06, 2007


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Saturday, August 18, 2007

I guess I was a little optimistic about boarding , our flight ending up being delayed over 2 hours so we arrived at the Lima airport at 12:15 a.m.  Customs was actually very efficient and we moved through quickly.  We were sure happy to see our Gap representative holding up a sign with our names.  The Lima airport is huge, very modern, and yes it was open and even at that hour it was packed with people.  While we were waiting we were treated to a troupe of young Peruvian dancers in colorful costume. 

It was a long ride to our Hotel in Milaflores, and at that hour the surroundings looked a little doubtful.  Our hotel is very Spartan but clean, the staff speak excellent English, and they have free Internet - what more can you ask for.  We have had breakfast in the Hotel and we are going to catch a few more zzz´s before our tour of Lima this afternoon.  So far we have seen no effect of the earthquake.  The staff here tell us that they felt the tremor and that they all ran out onto the street and many fell to their knees to pray as they thought they would die.  The epicenter was about 3 hours from Lima and 80% of the town is destroyed and major relief efforts are underway.  Perhaps we will learn more this afternoon.
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1946gp
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onward you go......
I look so forward to opening my email - you are wonderfully descriptive (have been since you were 12 yrs. old) - I can really 'see' what's happening with you two.

Glad to know that you are in that part of the world safe & sound. Looking forward to more.....

Love Pat & Gary

terryvoser
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How Exciting
I am so glad to hear that you arrived safe and everything is okay. I also agree that I can't wait to get updates from you as you are so descriptive and I can picture myself in your shoes (well sort of!!), I guess it comes from lots of reading. Enjoy your day and I can't wait to read more on your adventure.
Love Terry

domcrest
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Hey Indianajill
Hi Jillian:

Good to hear you are both safe and sound, I could not open your message from your cell phone. You know how untechie I am. I think I should call you TT for Techie Trekkie.

Looking forward to the next chapter of your journey.

Love, Dorey

2245
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The trek is on!
HI! Glad to hear you got to Lima safe and sound and I can't wait to check my emails, this was a great idea, you always have good ones. Enjoy the trip and I hope there isn't too much devestation there. Keep in touch. Love Monika

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