Hanging Out with Preschool Kids in Cuzco, Peru

Over the summer, while in Cuzco, Peru, my relatives and I got a chance to hang out briefly at a preschool located on a hillside overlooking the city.  We were there to install a swing set.

The Preschool Kids and My Family in Front of the Newly Installed Swing Set

The Preschool Kids and My Family in Front of the Newly Installed Swing Set

Our Cuzco guide–Wilfredo Torres (aka Willow)–has a brother David who is a metal fabricator.  The brother agreed to build a swing set for us and he suggested we install it at a preschool located near his workplace and home.  So late one afternoon, we carried the swing set parts to “Pronoei Cesar Vallejo” preschool.  Several parents were already at the worksite ready to assist with installation of the 3-seat swing set.  It was a fun evening.  It gave us a chance to meet the preschool teacher and hang out with the kids.  I frequently enjoy this type of activity more than I enjoy sightseeing.

Sign at the Cuzco Preschool

Sign at the Cuzco Preschool

This fall, a friend told me about parents who going to Cuzco to pickup their daughter; she had just completed a LDS mission to Peru.  The parents agreed to carry some computer supplies to Cuzco for me.  They left the supplies–a laptop, a LED projector, and speakers–at their hotel in Cuzco where it was picked up by Willow and delivered to the preschool.

Preschool Huddled Around the Newly Arrived Laptop Computer

Preschool Kids Huddled Around the Newly Arrived Laptop Computer

This last week, Willow sent me photographs of the kids enjoying the swing set and huddling around their new laptop computer.  I sure love the opportunities that travel gives my family and me to interact with the citizens of the world.  Life is good.

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4 Responses to Hanging Out with Preschool Kids in Cuzco, Peru

  1. Swing says:

    Yes, life is good when we accept, respect and appreciate all life forms. And seeing the joy of a kid is priceless. Nice job with the swing set!

  2. Swing Sets says:

    That is cool that you installed the swing set for those kids. That is great on the LDS mission to Peru. What a great service!

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