Allison's Adventures in the Andes of Peru
This evening is Brenda V.'s birthday celebration. We all head over to Marco's wife's restaurant, A Mi Manera, for a sumptuous dinner. I've eaten so much meat on this trip, and tonight is no exception! I order an alpaca steak and dig in. A local band comes in to play "Happy Birthday" to Brenda, and a chocolate cake is brought out for us all to enjoy. This is our last evening together. Bill, Beverly, and Brenda V. are flying to the Amazon tomorrow. Brenda D. and Diane are flying home. And I am taking the bus out to Puno and Lake Titicaca. We say goodbye to Marco (surreptitiously slipping him generous tips), who has become a good friend in these past days, and opened up Peru to us in a way that none of us expected.