New peak appears at Macchu Picchu on St. Patrick's Day
Thirty minutes at the bar and hostel, and that was it for me. To say I was "toast" would be a mixed metaphor. A slamming party held no attraction. A hot shower and warm bed called. At that hour my garage was closed, so my options were limited and situation dire. My request came at a very busy time for an Irish hostel, 1:00 AM on St. Patrick's Day, with a raging party going on. Many thanks to Wild Rover for rising to the occasion and helping me out.
So, back to the day after... hanging at the hostel I chatted with Conner, who I had met a few days earlier and consumed a Peruvian beer with Philly Cheese Steak sandwich. I usually am reluctant to order a cheese steak more than 50 miles from Philadelphia. Get too far from Philly and they just don't get it right. No way could Wild Rover match the bread, so I gave that ingredient a free pass in advance. That said, the meat, cheese and onions were spot on. Good fries and coleslaw too.
Here is the kicker. I talked with two young guys, Dan & Jon Littauer, that were work at the bar. When your are traveling, the most frequently asked question is, "where are you from?" In this case their answer was Boston. I replied that my daughter Megan, son-in-law Matt Belson and grandson Archer live in Cohasset, a town just south of Boston. A big big smiles, they went to high school with Matt! What are the chances of that? Too funny.
Dan and Jon Littauer at Wild Rover, Cusco, Peru