Sunday, May 1, 2011
Peru - Day 14 Part II - Leaving For Home
We had one last great lunch at the Explorama Resort before leaving.
We got our bags packed and weighed, put on the very last clean clothes we had, and gathered at 2:30 pm for the 45 minute boat ride back to Iquitos. When we got to Iquitos, our bags were carried up the stairs from the boat dock for us. I struggled to get up the stairs with only my 20 pound carry-on bag. The guy at the bottom of the stairs has both of our 50 pound bags and someone else's large bag all in one load.........he has my respect and gratitude.
It was a nice sunny day so we took a few random shots as we drove through Iquitos to the airport. It was Paul's birthday so we all wished him well. He hadn't been home for four days and his wife had a nice dinner waiting for him at home.
We flew on LAN from Iquitos to Lima. Our flight from Lima to Miami was on American Airlines but didn't leave Lima until 10:40 pm. We arrived in Miami about 6:00 am, got breakfast and then caught a flight to Dallas, and then on to Kansas City. We actually got to our house around 3:00 pm the day after we left Peru. I would say it was a long day but it was really two long days. However, it was worth it in every way.
Sigrid loved Peru so much. This trip has now become her favorite of all time. I certainly enjoyed it as well. We both love new cultures, people, foods, natural beauty, and making new friends. We did all that and more on this trip. If anyone reading this blog is considering a trip to Peru, sign up for it now. You won't regret it.
The big question now is what to do for our next adventure.
P.S. - There is one more post coming that I nearly forgot.....videos from Day 13.