Tuesday, June 30, 2009

We Are in Peru

Hi folks.

I am back to the blogging world. One of the best things about having a blog is when you go for two weeks without posting anything, not because you are lazy, but because life is just too full to find time to post.

So, here is a summary of the past two weeks:

Left Nicaragua after spending the last three nights on an island with two volcanoes. Swam in the lake. Laid on the beach. Watched some of the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Experienced a rain/lightning/thunder storm so bad it caused a landslide that covered the only paved road on the island. Stayed up late watching the incessant lightning with Matt. Hiked over the landslide the next morning to catch a bus on the other side. Almost got stuck on the island the same day we were supposed to fly home. Felt like I was on Lost because I just couldn't get off the island. Hitched a ride from a nice man. Caught the ferry in time. Said good-bye to Nicaragua.

Drove to Yosemite. Stayed in the high country. Hiked a mountain. Breathed in the smell of pine and serenity. Enjoyed hanging with my family. Couldn't have asked for better company. Stayed in the valley. Gathered strength from being enveloped in granite. Hiked a waterfall. Was soaked in mist by the time we got to the top. Rafted down a river. Wanted to stay there forever.

Drove back to Chino Hills. Said good-bye to my brother for many months. Wanted to cry, but held it in.

Got on a plane to Peru.
Stay tuned for more on Peru (and probably one more post on Nicaragua, because maybe you have had enough of it, but I haven't). Now that I am somewhat settled again, regular posting will continue (like another one tomorrow, so be on the lookout).


  1. That sounds amazing. Looking forward to more beautiful pictures and adventurous tales!

  2. miss you guys! can't wait to hear (and see) more!

  3. Brooke!
    this statement brought tears to my eyes: "Gathered strength from being enveloped in granite." What a truth.
    Love you and miss you and grateful to be a small part of your adventures.

  4. Brooke!
    I love reading your blogs & looking at your pictures.
    I feel so blessed that I was able to go along with your family trip to yosemite, it was beyond beautiful.

    Hope you are well,