Jam? How unexpected is that...maybe like something good or liberating, for example, one of your Madres delicious SPanish coffees...but then it would still not be freedom because the SPanish were colonizers...ahh here I go with my tangents. Its nice to hear from you. I am alright here in Bogota DC. I need to take some select fotos before I can send them your way, and my trigger happy camera finger is out of commission due to my discreet tourist persona. Anyways, yeah, I am livin the dream, feelin' fine, almost (see small entry from today) and happily studying spanish. Tonight I will go to rumbiar (rumba is the word for fiesta here, I love it).
I will email you soon with some goodies, mucho besos, cuidate!
Hola Tio! Yo conozco! Claro, tengo mucha suerte. Eventually it runs out, I had a few mishaps yesterday, but I am counting those blessings, and do consider myself very lucky. I wish I could share these experiences with others who have never had them, I wish more people in the world had the thirst for cultural knowledge that I do.
Anyways, good to hear from ya, give the Abuelos a big hug from me,
Hey Ray! How goes it at the Crux? I have lost any clilmbing talent I have ever had, but Colombia is rich in hidden climbing spots, its nice. Glad you are checkin' stuff out, whats goin' down in Calgary these days?
Abrazos de Colombia, ciao!
Siempre con mucho cuidado en las montanas. It was a good time, and our awareness proved to be a good thing, in terms of how the weather was for part of it. I guess Cocuy gave me a reason to come back to Colombia...
Hope all goes very well in your neighborhood, Ciao y BUenos Dias!
Lauren, thanks so much for the compliment on my picts, the best part is they are so much fun to take. A travel magazine would be the ultimate dream job! YOu soon will be as happy as I am, ahh the freedom of travelling! Haha, funny about the hair, I like girly comments, sometimes I am around too much testosterone anyways. I miss you too and loved your BSD picts on facebook, looks like a good time was had by all. I am going to go put up more picts now for your viewing pleasure and my memories online. When you travel I expect to see a site similar to this, its a great online scrapbook. HOWEVER, we will still have to scrapbook in the flesh one day ok?! I love ya lady, take care! MUCHO besos de COlombia!
My Favorite Abuelo!
I am so glad you are checkin' up on my site. I am very lucky to have such technologically savvy Abuelos, really, its impressive to see how down with the latest gadgets you guys are, more people from your generation should be so cool! The more experiences I have, the more happy I am, as of now I am off to post more picts. When you guys made me the scrapbook of my last trip that was the absolute best Christmas present anyone could ever give me. Uncle Mike came in close with the ipod car attachment, but seriously, pictures are such memories and to be able to show them to peope totally rocks!
I love you guys, give Grandma a BIG BIG hug and kiss from Colombia!
NICE work Uncle MIke!
Knowing your people skills and knowing how Mom works as a manager proves to be a smart move at 'the shack' as I think managerial skills runs in your genes (I guess mine too sometimes). Enjoy, I am sure you deserve it and think it will be great! Check the site for some picts today ;)
Love ya lots Tio!
I liked your picts, Alexandra looks good! The ladies all look so cute bundled up, I bet they are cold! Hope the weather perks up, I just got back from a snowy wet glacier myself, but loved every second of it. I am a mountain girl, thanks to where I grew up I guess. Good job Dad! Have fun at Chris's b-day, give him a b-day hug for me, toman birthday porros ;)
haha Love ya
I MISS YOU TOO! We will rock it back in Canadia...we just have to work on the long distance relationship since you areleaving us honey pie. It can be done I guess...with lots of visits!
Eat some good Thai for me,
XXXXXO from Peru!
Hi Mom, back from trek, alive and well. Glad you liked the tribute, you deserve it! Thanks again for all the good Knutson blood, it made my tolerance over the past 8 days hold up. I am loving everything and will call you later aligator,
mucho besos y abrazos, give Dad some, and Baba,
Hello there! Glad to hear from you! The picts are fun to take, would love to be a photographer or something of the like...dream jobs I guess. The experience is great, very memorable. I hear the house sold, goodbye Marshall staircase and happy cooking memories, much more to come when I come camp in your front yard in the mountains (will landscape for tent space).
Hope work is going good, congrats to Bob for being done, what a great feeling that must be.
See you guys soon, this fall,
Suerte, besos, y amor!
Glad to here all is going good. The culture is really what makes an experience sometimes. Can you say many phrases in Thai? Do you need to or does the majority of the people speak english? I miss you lots too, hope your weather is better and has less rain, eat some tasty Thai food for me and give Lester a kiss for me,
I am here, loving it, and wishing you were here! I have many many tips for you Abuelo, and am excited that you will get to return! Angie will be here for sure when you are here, and Damian will be in Argentina so if you can drop down and visit him! I will be here for maybe 3 more weeks. I would love to serve you a Pisco Heather, which lives on in 13 Buhos and now in the bar of Javier, Zero Drama. I hope work is going well and you enjoy my pictures. I hope they make you come sooner so we can meet up and do some climbing. Yeah...so probably the 20th at the latest (of June) here in Huaraz, the land we all know and love!
Besos Nathan, cuidate!
I will have to find the song, have only been hearing the traditional music of the locals as I am in a more remote area of Peru with a large indigenous influence on the population. That is ok if you get behind on my letters, I would prefer that actually, I wish more people were. I don´t always like the obligation of the internet and contact with eveyone, but at the same time, what convenience! Keep those employees in line, I am sure you are a good manager.
I have to fly but take care and I will see you later,
besos de Peru!
Nice to hear from ya! The geology does rock my world, at there is no shortage of it here. I met a mining engineer from Vancouver here who can answer any of my questions about the rocks here. It is weird, the majority of mines here in Peru are CAnadian or Japanese owned...random fact of the day. They sure do exploit the lack of regulation here in lesser developed and regulated countries...greed overcomes capitalism.
Anyways, I am glad you could appreciate the monkey butt...you enjoy work, stay true to your own values (those mines can have some really detrimental impacts to our natural world...take care of it Trev!) and I hope to see ya later gator!
Besos from Peru!
Hey bro. Painter ehh...nice, you know, I see alot of artisan people who sell stuff here and make some money...you should be like one of those travelling hippy folk for a while. Good to hear about the place, because my plants have been raised to a point where if they died it would be very expensive to replace them. They are my prized possesions, second to my car, and high above the BBQ. Take good care of them, yourself, and Mom and Dad, and enjoy your biking trip. If you go to Golden contact Chelsea and party with her bad self, she lives out there and so does Cailin.
Take care bro, hugs and kisses from Peru!
Thanks for making me feel better about #2. I always strive to be more like you and look at the positive things. TOday is a gorgeous day in Huaraz and I am going to go eat some chocolate cake,
Love you lots!
Hey, at least we know it was a happy lamb. He did not come from an industrial livestock operation, and was not pumped full of hormones, and hey thats life, especially for many who live here. I LOVE the pictures, Mom sent me picts of Deva, COnnor, Grandma and Grandpa. Positively adorable! I would love to meet him one day! I love you lots and am really happy that Deva got out to visit you guys!
Besos de Huaraz, Peru!
Hey there chica!
Will be a bit uncool to come home to Calgary sans Leslie, no more neighbor in Garisson Woods. I know how awesome BC will be though! I am sure there will be a few road trips back and forth from both ends! Hope you are rockin it Cambodia style and getting lots out of your travels,
big kisses for you!
Hey you. Tell your Mom I miss her. Seriously. This is not a Mom joke. Your Dad too. Good old Godfather. Tell him I went to church the other day. haha SIKE.
Kisses from me to you!
Camera received, back in action, expect fotos soon!
Loved the picts of Devea and Connor, he is adorable, good thing we all have Knutson genes!
hola to the Abuelos!
now that I am back in Huaraz you can expect an entry and fotos within the next few days, I promise. I love you lots, and have had such a good time playing in these mountains. I am so discouraged to be on a computer when there is so much opportunity around me. Speaking of this...its coffee time at Angies...gotta fly, mucho besos!
WIsh I could have spoken longer...damn connection! I am excited to hear about your MB. MBs are like your fav flavor of ice cream, you just can´t get enough, but too much causes pain. Especially if you are lactose intolerant (which has nothing to do with the MB)
OK rambling like you were right here next to me...miss ya mucho!
Extrañate tambien sista! Tengo mucho ganas a ir rafting contigo! Olvido mucho tambien, pero vamos a hablar, porque tengo que practicar antes Mexico. RAFTING...¡¡¡WOO DALE!!!
Besos de HUaraz.
PS I climbed a mtn for you...
see you in a month ish¡¡¡¡¡
MEC did do a good job! Espero por tu, comida Mexicano, burros, chelas, y cevichi, muchisimo, in that order!