Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Where in the world have I been?

Lima, Peru!
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 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!


Jodi said...

Those are great pictures!! What a beautiful wedding. I love the horse picture!! So glad you had a nice time!

Since you were staying with family, did Bella come along?

Gabriela said...

wow. All of that in 4 (3?) short days??? You must be exhausted. It looks like an awesome place. B was telling me today about a little cousin who only wanted her to push him around. So cute!

Glad you're back!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Gorgeous. Sounds like the wedding was the stuff fairy tales are made of.

Coffee Slut said...

beautiful photos!

lizzy-loo said...

sounds like a wonderful trip. always so nice to see family. i have always wanted to visit peru and go to macchu pichu and cuzco. some day i will.

Scriber's Web said...

I was wondering where you went. Sounds like a fabulous time! So glad to hear from you. Thanks for posting the wonderful photos. It was like a mini-vacation for me!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

What a beautiful journey. Welcome back!

The horses are beautiful and the cola drink looks delicious, love the flowers and the car.

Your last photo is gorgeous!

Joyfulsister said...

Welcome back!!
What a beautiful couple indeed!! It looks like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing the photos, I would love to visit Peru one day.

Hugz Lorie

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Loved seeing your trip BG. And I loved their get away car and the colt and just everything.

Marina said...

what beauitful picture's and the horses are just lovely !! looks like you had a really good time ")

glad your back , have a nice day,

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ann said...

What a wonderful trip! I love the pictures.