I’m packed. Okay, really, I’m mostly packed. There is still a small pile of usb cables, a sweater, and a few books that have to be convinced to fit into my backpack somehow. Other than that, though, I am finished. I think I zipped and unzipped my suitcase six times today after I thought I had finished packing. Most of those times were to attempt to squeeze one more item into the suitcase that refused to fit in my backpack. Each time I unzipped it, I started the 15-minute process of folding this and tucking that, yanking straps, and generally wrestling with my suitcase to fit (or fail to fit) the new item. It almost qualified as a cardio workout. As it is, the poor thing is so stuffed full, I will be mildly surprised if it does not pop a seam before it arrives in Peru.
Father and I are leaving in about two hours, I would guess, to drive to some hotel near the airport and spend the night. We will depart once the boys get back from their evening excursion. I guess my next post will probably be from Lima, or maybe even Cusco! Oh boy.