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Next Stop....Machu Picchu

We are very excited to announce our next trip….Machu Piccu and the Galapagos.

There were quite a few trips to choose from this year: China, The Columbia Coffee Triangle, The Amazon , Ecuador and Brazil.. One thing was for certain this year, a trip below the equator.

The Amazon was out due to the constant threat of Malaria and China was a little too expensive ($17,000 with the pre-trip and post trip extensions). Maybe next year (?).

Since we got our Hepatitis A & B shots we are immune to hepatitis (less the type C) so we are free to roam other 3rd world countries.

The only threat right now is Yellow Fever. Depending on where you enter Ecuador or how bad a day the boarder guard is having we might need to show proof of vaccination of Yellow Fever.

I have to call Kaiser to see if they cover the shot or at least provide it at a lower cost. Walgreens, Rite Aid and the Public Health Departments offer the immunization for approximately $160. The cost includes the mandatory “Yellow Fever Card”. The shot is good for ten years and has a very low risk of side effects (1 in 550,000 people die). Those are good odds.

Well, that is it for now…there will be more to come and hopefully (I can’t guarantee it) I will actually post some entries and photos while on the trip.

Until then we will just have to enjoy The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Speaking of The Walking Dead, I bought the first three compendiums consisting of the first 148 comic books (um, graphic novels). The show follows pretty closely to the books except there is no Daryl or Merl, Andrea is alive, Carl got an eye shot out and Glen is still alive (for now). Right now, I am ahead of the show (Negan is a dick) so it will be interesting to see how it all pans out. I highly recommend reading the comics. I found them heartbreaking and brutal.


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