Thursday, April 3, 2014

Lima...and back to the United States!

We arrived in Lima on February 3 (yes, I realize that's 2 months ago today). After checking in and resting up for a couple hours, we headed out on a city tour. We visited the highlights of Lima (Plaza de San Martin, Plaza Mayor and the Monastery of San Francisco) and then had a nice dinner at the Marriott. We were having a hard time believing we would be headed back to the States the next night. After being away for 383 days, the time had finally come for us to head back. We didn't know where this journey was taking us when we left that night on January 19, 2013 but I'm glad we took the opportunity!

Twisty trees

Heading towards the Plaza de San Martin

Plaza de San Martin

Monument to Jose de San Martin

Even the birds love it!

Paul loves it!

We then got back in the van to head to another plaza!

Plaza Mayor aka Plaza de Armas of Lima

The yellow building is the Municipal Palace (original building dates back to the early 17th century)

Cathedral of Lima

Cathedral of Lima has cool doors!

Another closer shot

Another shot of the Cathedral of Lima

Why yes Paul, I am taking a photo of you in front of the Presidential Palace

Guards

Palacio de Gobierno aka the Presidential Palace

Archbishop Palace

Walking towards the Monastery of San Francisco

Monastery of San Francisco

Some alone time for a local teenager. Perhaps to get away from...

...the Mormons?

View of the courtyard in the Monastery of San Francisco

Cheeseball going into the church

I like his mustache

My nightmare...pigeons everywhere!

We got dropped off in the Miraflores district and had a nice dinner at the J.W. Marriott.

Pretty reflections

With a pretty view of the South Pacific Ocean

Pretty lights walking back to our hotel

Parks are the place to be in Lima

The next day - we went to the famous La Lucha restaurant for some delicious sandwiches.

Yum! More in the food section...yes, I will finally update it...just give me another couple weeks!

At around 6pm, we got picked up for our flight back to the U.S. What a weird feeling! Our flight was at 1am on February 5th so yeah, we hung out at the airport for a few hours.

I miss Cap'n for all the secrets he would hide

Paul enjoying our first class seats

Connecting flight in Houston...first time back in the U.S of A in over a year!

Flying to SF

Pretty scenery

You can see the curvature of earth here...kind of

Happy earth!

See how tiny the plane is? San Mateo bridge is in the distance.

And....we're back!

We had mixed feelings coming back to the States. We loved traveling and wished we could have continued into Central America and up through Mexico but we'll save that for our next journey. Thanks for being a part of our travels the last 383 days!


30 comments:

  1. That monastery looks incredible! Were the Mormons hanging out in front, trying to convert Catholics?

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    1. I think that's why the Mormons were there but I can't be 100% sure...and yes, that monastery was very cool - there was a library there that still had a ton of books but some were so old, they could just disintegrate if anyone touched them. We weren't allowed to take photos - I really wished we could!

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