While in London to cover the Games of the XXX Olympiad, on an off-day I traveled to see Stonehenge with a guy I was covering the Olympics with. We met a woman along the way and the three of us misfit travelers had a grand time together.
We discussed the earth and its famous “old rocks,” from the ancient pyramids in Egypt to, obviously, Stonehenge. To thank us for letting her join us on our motley adventure, JC bought Alan and I pens exclaiming “Stonehenge Rocks.” I keep that pen in my travel bag, which holds my iPod, headphones, passport and a few other miscellanious travel items when flying someplace.
While in Easter Island, I took a picture of my pen in front of the famous moai and sent the photo, along with something along the lines of “More famous old rocks!” to the gang. That collection of famous old rocks is growing, apparently, as my wife and I recently booked flights to Machu Picchu.
We’re excited about our upcoming adventure and, while it is the tail-end of their rainy season, we are still stoked about going to explore someplace new. Travel is the one thing you buy that makes you richer. Travel is like an investment in yourself. It makes you more interesting, more fun, and more understanding.
I studied the Inca culture in grade school and am excited to be able to learn more about their mysterious culture. Their ruins are fantastic, as is the mysterious history surrounding Machu Picchu. Not unlike the famed moai of Easter Island or the pyramids of Egypt, the ancient temples of Machu Picchu continue to inspire, amaze and make one wonder.