Wednesday, December 30, 2009


We were in a Cusco for a few days and guess was cold enough to wear a scarf! Very exciting for this girl who is desperately missing winter. I made Tyson take a pic of Kai and I to document our winter wear:)

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!

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Erin said...

Can't believe you carried him all around! You are a rock star :) Super funny since I just spent about 20 minutes trying to figure out which "carrier" I want for Hazel...guess I just need a blanket!

Stacey J said...

Hey Tracy! You guys all look great and I can't believe how big Kai is getting. You are still constantly in our prayers. Take care! Stace