…Only two more days to go until we leave! Today we spent a spectacular Sunday morning hiking the Pacific Spirit Park, Acadia Beach and Spanish Banks, this time in all the gear: backpack, camera bag, water bottle, poles, boots; ready for anything. I think people on the trails must have wondered if we had lost our bearings from some survival boot camp. Thanks for all your messages of support and encouragement; its great to know that you’re our there cheering us on as we begin our South American adventure. Since I began the blog just over two weeks ago I have learned a great deal about the technical aspects of blogging and think that I have become a little more adept in the process. Hopefully I can put it all to good use in the coming weeks so that you will be able to share in the excitement and wonder of our journey to Machu Picchu.