we happy few

Discover Challenge: Shared Journeys.

“For this week’s challenge, tell a story that shows the value of company.”

I think these pictures speak for themselves. I am always happy to have the opportunity to revisit our six day trek to Machu Pichu three years ago with Mountain Lodges of Peru in the company of a great group of individuals who came together for the first time and parted as the closest of friends, having shared in the adventure of a lifetime.

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers”…and sisters 🙂

Machu Picchu

Forty Years On, and counting!

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A couple of long, lost relics? Not a bit of it! Two of the greatest of friends, closer than ever, enjoying the opening night of Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach 25th Anniversary brilliant production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

…or “machupicchucountdown” revisited!
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Thanks to Cheri for challenging us this week with our interpretation of “Community”. I have also taken the opportunity of “Repurposing” as she also suggested. 1C1933FE-E333-4D58-9D37-0C4E69051DD7.pngFor those of you who have followed my blog from the beginning you will remember “Machupicchucountdown” was the title I used as we prepared for our trek with Mountain Lodges of Peru to Machu Picchu in June. I started the blog in May as a way of allowing family and friends to join us, “virtually”, as we undertook the trip of a lifetime. This was my first time blogging, and there was a definite learning curve as you will remember. In Cusco we met a wonderful new group of friends who made up our little “community” of trekkers. The group photo was taken at our first stop at Quillarumiyuq, eager and ready for anything! I think the photos speak for themselves, but seeing all of us together experiencing each day’s adventures in one post shows the special bond that was created between us and one that will never be forgotten.
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To learn more about our amazing adventure I invite you to explore the early days of my blogging. Once the countdown was over I couldn’t use “machupicchucountdown” as my title any more, and so “thechangingpalette” was born. The last few months of exploring the “community” of my fellow bloggers has been quite inspirational. You are an amazing group and I look forward to continuing to follow your remarkable journeys wherever you are in this beautiful wide world of ours.
…and if my fellow trekkers are reading this, Happy Holidays to you all, and “Thanks for the memories”…