April 5th, 2009

A visit from Vicki and Caroline

We had a quick visit from my "cousin" (the relationship is too complicated to explain) Vicki and her daughter Caroline. This was spring break for Caroline and an opportunity to spend quality time with Mom.

Their visit to Lima was brief since they did the wise thing and headed to Cusco / Machu Picchu to see that fabulous site. But we did get a chance to dine, see a bit of local ruins, walk all over Miraflores (sorry Caroline....), and shop at the local Inka Market.

At the Larcomar shopping center in front of the recycling art exhibit. There are 1 million bottle tops in the plastic containers and a plea to recycle.

Dining at Cala restaurant on the ocean:

A favorite with shoppers - the Indian/Inka Market

With my favorite sweater lady:

And the alpaca coat shop - Vicki really should have bought this one:

After dinner at the Huaca Pucllana restaurant near one of the local pre-Incan ruins:

Happy mother and daughter on vacation:

We had a blast, got to know each other better than we ever had and look forward to a repeat visit it Rio in a year or so!