Friday, December 28, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
I'm in Lima!
As soon as I work myself free of the architectural details, I'm heading to the 1st International Congres on Breast and Colorectal Cancer in Peru.
At the 1st ICBCCP, with Esteemed Colleagues Eva and Jenny.
We are working hard. Really! We have badges and everything.
Here I am chairing the Coffee Break Session, with Alexandra, Nancy, Professor Dominguez, Mom Dominguez, Mev, Mabel, and Jean-Baptiste (who does not, thankfully, have a dog).
Mom makes really good dinners!
Michel and family, my generous Chief of Transportation. Thanks for getting us on the right buses!
Posted by NanU at 2:35 AM
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
After Cuzco we explored another archeological site: Caral.
Caral is all the rage now. It's too recently discovered to be in all the guidebooks, so only people who know go there. Nancy and I now belong to this elite.
I'm glad we have a guide to the ruins, because otherwise I wouldn't make head nor cottontails of what's what. This is the town clock, apparently.
And that's me & Nance, in front of some other significant item. It's remarkably round, is all I know.
Posted by NanU at 9:55 AM
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Now there's Peru for you. High plains with snowcapped mountains in the distance.
It's a fun ruin, but the steps are for giants!
Salt mines; got your salt mines.
And roast guinea pig! Very tasty, and only slightly cannibalistic.
Posted by NanU at 10:43 AM
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
These are my new buddies Helle and Christina. They do research on Lynch syndrome & stuff, but today we are leaving all that behind to go exploring in Peru.
We are on the train to Machu Picchu even now!!!
This is The Train Guy.
Well, not so much as zip, as a slow and easy clackety-clack across the fields and down the valleys, and then off the train in a town full of tourists and the people who try to sell them things. Then on the bus, bang-thump (careful of those other busses coming down - I thought this was a one-lane road) up up the mountain and here we are.
This place is so awesome that no exclaimation points are necessary. I would just have to put rows and rows of them.
The scenery is fantastic.
The ruins are really cool, with niches to display the Sacred Rabbit and to make offerings to him.
Back in the village we had a great lunch and a look around.
For the whole story of our South American Adventure, see Have Genes Will Travel (in the coming days), and I'll be back with more in a few days.
Posted by NanU at 9:27 AM
Friday, August 17, 2012
Those apples are really up high.
But they look really good.
My superhero cape is temporarily on the fritz,
but I am in luck!
Nancy has invested in this cool grabber thing.
Easy as pie!
And pie might just be on the menu.
I'll just stay and pick a peck of apples.
Um, it's fun up here, but I'm ready to come down now.
Hey, it's a great view, but could I come down?
Thanks, but ow!
Posted by NanU at 8:46 AM
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Hey, Bjorn, will you give me a hand picking these mirabelle plums, please?
Ah, sure. I'll be up there in a minute. I'll just start off by tasting these here in the basket, see if they're good. I wouldn't want us to spend all morning picking bad plums.
Aren't you done tasting yet? I could use a hand here!
Inna minnit! Ya gotta test a representative sample. What if 1% of the plums are bad? That requires a lot of testing. And what if the different branches of the tree are different? They don't all get the same amount of sunlight. Could make a big difference.
Are you done testing them yet?
Ah, almost! I'll be up there in a minute!
Too late. The box is full and it's time to go.
OOooohhh, my stomach hurts. The plums are all good, every one. Why is it that all together in my tummy they are bad?
Posted by NanU at 8:29 AM
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Alright rats, it's Easter, and it's time to see if the Easter Bunny hid any eggs in the yard.
I found a black rock.
I found a ball of merino yarn.
There's a seashell in the forsytha.
I found some ads...
Our basket is not exactly filling with chocolate.
What do you have there, Chickie?
I have laid an egg at last!
Oh, my! That's a beauty!
Pure dark chocolate, with mini chocolate eggs inside.
I wonder what the rats will say when they realize that I said if the Easter Bunny left any eggs. I never said there actually were any...
Posted by NanU at 3:57 AM