September 1, 2013
We woke up, had breakfast and packed our bags then hopped on the bus to the airport. The flight to Lima was an hour long. When we arrived in Lima we took a short bus ride to our hotel. We are staying in the “Hotel Dazzler”, which opened on August 12th, so it is brand new and looks really expensive. All the girls were jumping around excited to have mirrors, hot showers, and hard wood floors. We heard that Lorraine, Denise and Tamara were jumping for joy at the site of their room. After we arrived we walked a couple of blocks to the supermarket to buy lunch and snacks. After that we spent the rest of the afternoon hanging around the hotel in our rooms or at the sauna until we went for dinner. On our way to dinner we enjoyed a nice leisurely walk along the ocean walkway, everyone was so excited to see the ocean, and we were all impressed with how beautiful Lima is- we had been told that Lima was not as safe as Bolivia and could be quite dangerous. However, after about 20 minutes, we soon realized what a beautiful city Lima is as we walked along the walkway with a superb view of the ocean. We arrived at a mall and after a couple minutes of deciding and debating, we decided we would eat at TGI Friday’s. We all enjoyed a nice, quick American style meal. We all packed up the leftovers of our huge portions and headed back to the hotel. On our way home we took a slightly wrong turn and spent an extra fifty minutes walking around the neighborhood, which was actually really nice because we got to see more of the city. We saw statues, parks, people playing guitar on the sidewalk and an outdoor painting display at one of the squares. Eventually we returned to the hotel, excited but sad to spend our last night in South America before we begin our journey home.