Category Archives: Peru

Installing 3 Playgrounds in the Cuzco, Peru, Region

In July, my grandson James and I worked with the Cardenas-Torres family to install 3 separate playgrounds.  The first was installed at a preschool in Calca, located in Sacred Valley.  Because of limited space, we only installed a 3-seat swing … Continue reading

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Traveling to the Highlands above Cuzco, Peru

We had agreed to install playground equipment at a very rural school in the highlands (14,000 feet above sea level) located above Cuzco, Peru (10,000 feet).  It is the ancestral village (Choccayhua) of the mother of our hosts, the Cardenas-Torres … Continue reading

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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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