The skies were threatening, but it wasn't raining yet so I dragged my reluctant man to the Morehead City waterfront to watch the annual Christmas flotilla.
A beautiful day dawned as Kim and I anticipated attending the 30th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival in Harkers Island, NC.
Winging our way to Harkers Island, North Carolina for the 30th edition of the Core Sound Decoy Festival this weekend.
As hard as it was to leave this beautiful place, our fabulous three weeks in Peru had come to an end and we were missing our peeps and little cabin back home.
Winding down our fabulous three-week trip to Peru, we knew beforehand that after the fun-but-hectic itinerary we'd need a couple of days to relax and unwind before we came home.
It's Peru's tourist claim-to-fame and one of the most visited sites in the world, on many people's bucket list, with up to 5,000 visitors daily.
Which is precisely the reason Kim and I did not add Machu Picchu to our original Peru itinerary.
After the steaminess of the Amazon jungle and the rugged accommodations therein, I have to say the cool mountain air of Cusco and the luxurious hotel we stayed in were even more appreciated than ever. This colorful mosaic was just outside our Cusco hotel.
The Amazon jungle is an incredible place, so far removed from our normal life that it often felt like we'd been transported to another planet, another time.