Clogging love across the miles!

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You know you're a clogger when... you take a trip and it's easier to choose souvenirs for your clogging family than your actual family, ha-ha!

I recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Peru, including a hike up Machu Picchu Mountain and a visit to the beautiful Machu Picchu site. 

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Every trip has its hurdles. The first was explaining to Nellie No that she wasn't going with us.

Second was adjusting to the altitude. I'd like a little more AIR in my air, please! We spent a couple days touring the city of Cusco and nearby ruins to prepare for our big day of hiking.

I fell in love with many things about Cusco, including the dancing crosswalk lights!

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A train ride took us to Aguas Calientes for the night so we could be in line for the bus by (gasp) 5:00 am!

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Bring on the steep stone steps! Our hiking group consisted of me, my handsome gentleman (He's exceedingly proud of that new hat, btw.), our good friend Plum, and Stefanie, a German college student we befriended on the train.

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I mentioned the steps, right? At times, they were practically a ladder! Thank you to my ortho office for that pre-trip shot in the knee.

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Made it to the top! If anyone shows you a photo from this location and their hair and make-up still looks good, be very suspicious. The views were amazing, and I made a video message up there for Evie to play at clogging class in my absence. Missing two weeks of dance class is just not normal!

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After a long journey DOWN the steps, we met our tour guide for Machu Picchu and explored this wonder of the world. 

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The resident llamas are accustomed to supermodel status.

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A couple days later, I received a message from Evie. Clogging class made a video of "Rocky Top"  and sent photos to bring a bit of the studio to Peru!

THANKS, FFC! I LOVED IT!

The remainder of the Peru trip was also wonderful, and Nellie No and Charlotte Sandiego have mostly forgiven me for leaving them home.

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Can anyone out there teach me how to dance like that crosswalk light? There's clearly a drag-slide element to it...