Happy Mother's Day
13.05.2013 - 13.05.2013 17 °C
This has been such a busy trip it has been hard to do a blog post every day. I will add to it upon our arrival in Calgary. We are in a very foggy Lima today. It will be a long day starting with a free day and a 10 PM departure for the overnight flight back to Calgary.
Well, yesterday was Mother's Day and, boy do they celebrate in Peru. For those of you reading who have sons and daughters on the trip I hope they contacted you in some way. If not, know that they treated the moms on the trip in very special ways.
Every country has traditions so let me tell you about Peru. All Mothers receive very large, heart shaped balloons with Feliz dia Mama on the balloon. Our thoughtful guides, Jose and Neil, made a point to go out and buy balloons for the three mothers on the trip. We also got rose lapel pins. and they sang to us! How sweet of them. Thank you gentlemen!
Also in Peru, families buy large cakes for the celebration. I have never had so many well wishes yesterday. Every person we encountered in the airport wished us Feliz dia Mama. We received cookies at the check in counter. Every store have little gifts. Then, to top it off, at the gate in the Cusco airport four of the airline staff gave a goosebumpy, Il Divo like performance of Mama. So very special