Category Archives: Peru

More Playground Equipment in Sacred Valley, Peru

Recently, the Cardenas-Torres family installed additional pieces of playground equipment:  (1) two downsized combination soccer goal and basketball standard and (2) a tether ball pole using a sock in lieu of a tether ball.  They were installed at the Urco … Continue reading

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More Playground Equipment for Cesar Vallejo Preschool, Cusco Peru

Today, the Cardenas-Torres family installed some additional playground equipment at the Cesar Vallejo Preschool located in the hills above Cusco, Peru. Two years ago, my daughter and her husband, my grandson, and I were in Cusco as   tourists.  It … Continue reading

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Installing a Small Playground High in the Andes Mountains

While my grandson Rees and I were in Sacred Valley, Peru, in October 2016, we visited a small primary school high in the Andes.  We promised, in the future, to install playground equipment.  In early December, the Cardenas-Torres family returned … Continue reading

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Water History Chisled in Stone

Here are two prominent examples of water history that either etched or illustrated in stone.  The first is from a tombstone (in essence it’s 2-D).  It describes the difficulties an engineer had with the construction of a Roman aqueduct (NG … Continue reading

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Fulfilling a Promise to a Quechua Community School

In late October (2016), my grandson Rees and I (along with members of the Cardenas-Torres and their neighbor John) visited a small primary school located high in Andes.  Getting there was quite an adventure. It took 3 hours by car, … Continue reading

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Traveling with My Grandchildren

This year has been fun.  I’ve had the privilege to travel extensively with 4 of my grandchildren, and make short trips with 4 others. In the Spring, a grandson James, traveled with a friend and I to the Navajo Reservation. … Continue reading

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The Andes Are Alive with the Sound of Music

The historic colonial city of Cuzco, Peru, is located high in the Andes Mountains, almost 10,000 feet above sea level.  The surrounding mountains hide indigenous villages with small community schools.  In an effort to encourage Quechua children to attend school, … Continue reading

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