Wednesday, December 30, 2009
This beetle was actually in our yard...
A few nights later this gianormous bug was on our porch and I bravely (I thought) caught it to show Kai. I measured it when we released it and it was over 4 inches long...yuck!
Also in Cusco--a lot less air! We were at an altitude of 11,000 feet at one point. It is much harder to do everything, especially coming from the jungle where the air is saturated with oxygen!
We began our tours with Kai in the backpack on Tyson's back. But we soon realized that it is very hard to get all the history and information with a crazy 2 year old in your ear. So, I took Kai for most of the time. I didn't want to use the backpack because it is too heavy for me so for the first day I just did piggy back. The next day I bought this blanket at one of the markets. This is how all the ladies carry their babies. It worked great and I was suprised at how far I was able to carry him like this (especially considering the lack of oxygen in the air). The picture below was a feat I was proud of. It doesn't look as high as it was (or felt) but I was quite pleased I made it up and back without passing out:) Yay! for trying it the local way---I guess they know what they're doing after all these years!