Wherein We Come Face-to-Face with Toucan Sam
A Peruvian Honeymoon
Tarantulas have also been on our minds, since we’ve seen several on our hikes and can now identify the difference between the species - chicken and pink toe. As a special treat for our last night, Paulina takes Cory and I on an extra hike through the trails in the back of the lodge. She points out tarantula nests and I stand with my camera ready as she and Cory try to coax them out. I don’t share my husband’s fascination with these huge, hairy spiders but I get a kick out of his brave persona – and although he says he says he’s not afraid, he sure jumps back quickly any time any of the tarantulas start to move toward him!
It’s a perfect last day, but also bittersweet. I’m excited to begin the multi-sport section of our tour, but sad to leave Paulina and Sandoval Lake.