We are packed and ready to go. We leave tomorrow for Peru and will spend the night in Lima before leaving for Cuzco and the Sacred Valley early Sunday morning. After a few days in Cuzco and surrounding areas, we will rent a car and explore a bit. We dont have reservations some nights so we will just look for a place to stay. Then we will head to Macchu Piccu. Friday we will be climbing to the top of Huana Piccu, which is the mountain behind Macchu Piccu. We should be able to get some great pics, and we have bought a GoPro camera to try to get some cool movies to upload and share. Will update when we get back.
Michael and Kati
Well we are all ready for our trip to Peru. In just over two weeks we will be in Cuzco, Machu Piccu and climb Huena Piccu. We are very excited and cant wait.
Also, we just booked our Germany trip in August. We will be flying into Vienna, Austria and then visiting Salzburg. I am planning on going to Hitler's summer home, the Wolf's Nest which is about 20 miles outside of Salzburg. We then are heading to Bavaria, where we will meet up with Kati's sister and parents. It is their 40th wedding anniversary so something special is planned but we do not know what it is exactly.
So all is set, now we just have to make some money to pay for all of these trips...but that is another story.
Below is a picture of Hallstatt in Austria where we are planning on staying our first night.
I was on a trip and had the opportunity to visit Valley Forge National Park. It was a beautiful day, a bit on the cold side (mid 40's) but sunny and bright. I just wished Kati was here with me.....
Well I was working in Pottstown, PA and Kati flew into Philadelphia Friday night. We had an eye on the weather the entire time as Boston and the north east was supposed to get the storm of the century.
She got into the airport about 8pm and we started to drive. We figured we would try to get to Hazelton, PA along Interstate 80 which is about 2 hours away.
We did make it to Hazelton, but it took us 3 1/2 hours as the snow was coming down pretty hard and traffic never got over 40 miles an hour.
We stayed over night in Hazelton and then headed to Clearfield the next morning. We got into town, bought some wine and some bread from the downtown bakery and headed to my parents house. Cousins Skip and Janet, along with my sister Marie were already there and ready to eat as we entered the house. We had a fun time and it was really nice to have everyone together.
The weather was always a factor and we left the next day and headed back towards Philly staying in Lancaster. Since our flight was not until 3pm the next day, we explored some of the Amish Country. The flights were a bit of a nightmare, as ours was delayed, we missed the connected in Charlotte and we didnt get home until 2AM. All in all it was still a great trip, seeing Dad on his birthday and having Kati fly up.
We just got back from a great weekend in Bahia Honda where we camped and Key West. The total trip from Friday through Sunday was 630 miles and we camped along the Atlantic Ocean side in an Ocean front spot. We also visited the Hemingway House in Key West, Mel Fisher Museum and visited a craft fair.
We stopped in the Everglades at the Big Cypress National Park and saw a bunch of alligators running wild (we have a short movie of one). We had a great time and have posted some pics here.
We will be heading to the Keys next weekend for a fun bike ride. Kati and I will be staying at Bahia Honda State Park and camping. Bahia Honda has waterfront campsites, was featured in this months Mens Journal magazine as a great escape and about 40 miles north of Key West at mile marker 37 on Highway 1.
There is some great snorkeling, kayaking and fishing at Bahia Honda. We also will drive down to key west to visit the Hemingway house (havent been there for like 7 years and Kati has never been there) and Mel Fishers Museum.
We are planning on leaving on the bikes on Friday morning. It is about 300 miles to Bahia Honda. Saturday we will be in Key West for the day and Sunday we think we might go snorkeling and then head back for the long ride home. Should be a fun trip especially on the bikes and camping next to the ocean.
We will post some pics on here for all to see.
Here is some more information on Bahia Honda in the Keys:
We have booked into Bahia Honda State Park next weekend. We will ride down on our motorcycles leaving on Friday. Its about 300 miles to Bahia Honda.
Bahia Honda has waterfront camping and is featured as a great escape in this months Men's Journal Magazine. It offers snorkeling, kayaking and just relaxing without any crowds.
On Saturday we will go to Key West, about 40 miles away and visit the Hemingway house (havent been there for like 7 years and Kati has never been there) and Mel Fishers Museum.
We will post some pics on here from both our ride and Bahia Honda and Key West.
For some more information on Bahia Honda, you can check out the following:
We have booked all the hotels and hired a car for when we are in Peru in May. We have bought the tickets for Machu Piccu and Hwayna Piccu which should entail a whole day of hiking and over 11000 feet. Some areas quite dangerous. If you check the video section we have uploaded a couple of videos from others that outline where we will be hiking and exploring. We are getting ready and over the next couple of months, working out and trying to get ready for the altitude.
We also will be exploring some Inca Trails from Cuzco to Machu Picchu that have many ruins and sites that are still pretty close to how they were during the time of the Inca's.
We have booked into the Rupa Wasi Eco Resort for two nights in Aquas Calientes, the town closest to Machu Piccu. It is quite famous, and offers cooking lessons at their Tree House Restaurant. Here is a link to the Hotel:
Well for Christmas we have booked a trip to Peru and the Sacred Valley. Machu Picchu, Cuzco and other Inca sites are to be explored. Cant wait until May.
Michael and Kati started this online travel journal mostly for our friends and family. Also, we hope this is an inspiration for those that love to travel and want to explore the world. If you ever see us, just say hi, as we love to meet new people, explore new places and learn about new cultures.