At those ethereal heights where only eagles dare,
And where the condor glides to gently perch;
Above the Urubamba Valley of Peru, stretches
The mountain peaks of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu,
Where the sky above is a clear cerulean blue!
And on a cloud-draped ridge connecting both these Andean peaks,
Lies the magnificent site of Machu Picchu!
A city hewed and carved out of rocks and stones,
Which in proud defiance to marauding time,
Stands there for nearly six hundred years, -
A majestic symbol of Inca pride!
We also climbed to the top of the mountain peak, Huaynapicchu. It was a very difficult climb, and painful at times with Joe's bad knees, but we continued to the top and enjoyed that special time with the children and the splendid views of the whole river valley overlooking Machu Picchu. It sure was worth it!