So I've finally sorted out a few of the 1780 pictures, washed all the clothes, returned the borrowed items, and resigned myself to life at the office. Or at least that is what I'm aiming for. But, I thought a few of you might enjoy seeing a few of our favorite trip moments.
The first is a video shot by the team that we traveled with during the rally, a great group of folks that are now considered good friends.
Peru 2012: The Adventurists Mototaxi Junket - Video Dailymotion
The second link is to our "best of" pictures on Picasa, but for the really bored, there are 5 other albums, for each of the major sections of our month-long trip. No one should really be that bored, though.
Chris is going to put together a video for us similar to the one above, but including some footage I've got of DH driving a boat on the Amazon River and other choice bits. I do have a Youtube site with a few of those videos, more funny when I'm sitting there with a beer next to you explaining them, but for the true gluttons for punishment: http://www.youtube.com/user/mclesters/videos
We were honored to be a part of the rally, treasured the many new friends we made along the way, awed by both the people and the places of Peru, and hope very much to embrace the joie de vivre
of the eclectic and international group of young folks we met who were our fellow participants. It brought to mind one of my favorite quotes:
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
― Mark Twain