"What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” --Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Time is a funny thing. Sometimes I find it stretches on indefinitely, and the days pass at a steady pace, a gradual easy rhythm without resolve. Other times The initial couple of weeks in Lima felt like this; finding a rhythm, getting accustomed to the new climate, language, job, and environment. Lima and the Krochet Kids headquarters quickly became my home. These are some pictures from an extended weekend trip to Huaraz, a small city in the Cordillera Blanca of the Andes and the trekking/climbing capital of Peru. The views and hikes were absolutely breathtaking (from beauty and altitude!) and the little girl in me that grew up in the Rockies of Canada felt right at home. What a treat it was to get away from big city life and the damp, cold, and gray of winter in Lima and feed my soul on snow capped mountains, rolling hills, blue skies, and turquoise glacial lakes.