Our Trip To Machu Picchu

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And here we are - finally - heading into Machu Picchu, the moment we - or at least Lynda and I - have been anxiously waiting for.

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On train to Machu Picchu
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Weather not so good
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A happy couple in Machu Picchu
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Downhill first???
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Bad weather version of Machu Picchu
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The above three photos may look alike, but they were taken from different spots showing the ruins - as well as the Llamas roaming around the grounds.
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Machu Picchu scenery
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Corina explains
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Pictures, pictures, pix - people
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snapping them just like me
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I wanted to show this photo of the steep slopes which had been converted to fields by the ancient Incas. Can you imagine how many may have tripped, fallen, and rolled down the hill eventually rolled off the cliff before the leveling walls were finished? And, considering the narrowness of the fields, I can imagine some people falling down off one of the lower ledges and being unable to stop before the cliff edge.

Of course, that's a small wonder compared to the stone work constructed without modern machinery ... but that's another story to be saved for later on.

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Examining the ruins
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Lynda and Pete on break
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More ancient ruins
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More ruins to examine

That ended our first day's visit to Machu Picchu. We took the bus&train rides back to our hotel in Aguas Calientes.