So, my husband decides at the VERY last minute that we are going to a cousins wedding in Peru. My husband is from Peru, so need to worry about hotels, car rentals, etc....only airline tickets, which he found easily.
It was such a great mini vacation. We left Saturday morning and arrived there to surprise his Parents who were also visiting at the same time. Needless to say, they could not believe their eyes when we walked through the door!
We went out to one of our favorite typical Peruvian restaurants, Jose Antonio's. They serve a mixed platter that includes all of our favorites, so we stuffed ourselves!
Onto the main reason we came.....The wedding was Saturday night. It was a pretty night, a little cool....
the bride and groom were adorable. They looked so young and extremely happy.Here they are in the "get away" car; which is my husband's Uncle's first car that he bought.
This side of the family is the Inca Kola side...yes, my husband's Uncle married an heir to the Inca Kola family. and let me tell you, how happy are my kids to be drinking Inca Kola? They asked for it on the plane ride at 7 am in the morning! How could I resist when I wanted some too!!!
They had the reception in a Polo Club. It was set up beautifully, but it was very hard to walk around in heels in the grass!
Only the walk-in carpet and the dance floor were easy to maneuver around! The lighting and some of the flowers were very pretty....
The bathrooms were elaborate port-o-johns, with proper closing doors and all! Very funny! I almost took a picture of them but then ...well, I just didn't!
The wedding cake was quite interesting:
The rest of the trip was filled with visiting family. The kids loved the chicks out back of our Tia's house where we stayed.
We went to visit a friend's hacienda where they breed and show Peruvian Paso Horses.Here is their website...Hacienda Mamacona. They are beautiful horses that have a very smooth ride.
This foto is of a Mother and her 4 day old baby. We all got to ride them and they are amazingly comfortable! Their gate is different than any other horse. They move right hind, right front, left hind, left front....it is quite amazing to see them move, so graceful and elegant.
We had a wonderful trip...and if anyone is planning a visit to Peru, please let me know. I can recommend places to visit, hotels to stay in, restaurants, Cuzco/Macchu Pichu trips and many more wonderful places in this amazing South American country!