Thursday, April 7, 2016

To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream; not only plan, but also believe (Anatole France)

The family is currently spread over the globe, in 4 different countries: Samantha is in the California Republic (SF to be precise);Adam and Ashleigh are in Melbourne; Keegan, SWMBO, and I remain in NZ; and Jade's in Peru! 

Very exciting news! We heard that Adam got a great job in Australia involved in music promotion. Great persistence, perseverance and courage!

Recently, in other exciting news, Samantha produced Creep, a film that won a short film award:

...And, in keeping with the very exciting vibe I've got going - Jade is currently touring Peru with William, on their way to walking the Inca Trail. 

Here's a couple of excerpts from her emails:

1 Went to the Plaza de Armas which was amazing! We arrived just in time for what looked like changing of the guards Peru style. A lot of horses and trumpets. Lots of photos for mum.

We had lunch at the oldest remaining restaurant from colonial times... I do not recommend. Coke was good. Luma cathedral was again amazing.
But the highlight of the day was the San Francisco monastery. The catacombs were airy and our tour guide was brilliant. I think he took a shining to us as we must have looked awestruck.

We also mastered the metro...who needs Spanish!  We were full but he kept making all the stops! I thought of dad a lot during the journey. 
We went to Museo Larco which was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
and then we had dinner in the museum restaurant which was a much needed meal... we've been surviving on homemade sandwiches to keep costs low.

Today we have flown to Cusco nestled up at 3399m. Lima was a typical city and I was afraid the whole trip was going to be like it. Boy was I wrong, cusco is gorgeous! History and old buildings everywhere! Very excited to explore!

The flight was smooth and nil turbulence with incredible views of the Andes.  
William is very happy but got puffed walking up a flight of stairs... I was fine (fingers crossed that continues). I said - exciting! So glad all the preparation, saving, planning, waiting has paid off for the chuldrun.
To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream; not only plan, but also believe (Anatole France).
Love and peace - Dad 

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