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Glancing Behind, But Looking Ahead

Thursday, March 28, 2013

I had a decent tax return this year. And since I'm not traveling, nor am I yet bringing my fiance Levi up here till we get past the bureaucratic paperwork, I am saving money towards a return trip to Peru, hoping for NEXT year.
When I left for Peru last summer, I weighted 226. I lost ten pounds by the time I came home, thanks to all the fish and the fact that I'm not big on rice, and heat takes my my walks with Papito Eladio. With hard work, using Spark's trackers, I've managed to lose another 13 more. These photos from 2011 had me weighing in around 215, I think. My little Peruvian friend is Vicki Campos Ayasta, who is like my little sister. She's a mighty prayer warrior, and it's amazing what bearhugs she can give! I am thinking of "employing" her to accompany me when I return and travel outside of Lima, as she did in 2011. We made a great team then!

Enjoying "helado" (ice cream) in Chiclayo, Vicki's home town

Vicki and I above the streets of Quito, Ecuador

With Pastora Nubia at her favorite market in Quito, Ecuador

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    somehow looking back and renewing memories give us new momentum for achieving goals on the journeey ahead. Thanks for sharing your memories with us
    1909 days ago
  • BRENDA_G50
    emoticon for sharing the wonderful pictures and your amazing trip. emoticon
    1909 days ago
  • KLONG8
    This sounds so interesting. I obviously need to catch up on your blogs!

    1909 days ago
    Humm...HCJB least it was at one time. My Brother and wife were Brazilian Missionaries for 30 yrs. and I always wanted to visit them. It never happened. I think S. America would be a fantastic place to visit. emoticon
    1909 days ago
    great, thanks for sharing, I've never beeb further south than Mexico.
    1909 days ago
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