Lake Titicaca! (Puno, Peru)

 “I’m exhausted,” John mumbled as he collapsed off his bike.  “I just can’t seem to catch my breath.”

OK – that was weird.  Here I was pedaling just fine up the minor climb we had today, and John was struggling.  That just doesn’t happen.

“I wonder if you are fighting something off,” I suggested.  “On a climb like this, you should be way ahead of me.”

Sure enough, once we got to Puno, the poor guy just couldn’t warm up – he shivered and shivered.  We went to a Chinese restaurant for lunch, and he shivered and ate half his meal.

Now, he’s curled up in bed, sound asleep.  Hope he feels better soon!

The good news is that we are at Lake Titicaca – finally!  We will take a tour out to the floating islands tomorrow.  The bad news is that it’s cold.  Very cold.  And climbing into bed under four Peruvian blankets feels like climbing under a pile of bricks.  I think I might pull out my sleeping bag tonight so I don’t have to sleep under all that weight.

Kilometers today:  45

Kilometers to date:  20454

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About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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5 Responses to Lake Titicaca! (Puno, Peru)

  1. Talon June 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    Ugh! Hope he’s feeling better on the morrow!

  2. Michael Odom June 26, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    Sorry to hear about John’s maladies. Sending well wishes. But, I am slightly envious of the cold. It’s sooo hot and humid here!

  3. Kathy June 27, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    I hope that John is feeling better soon!
    I’m sending lots of “warm” thoughts your way!

  4. nancy June 27, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    Thanks all! John is a bit better today – I think massive quantities of fluids helped.


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