Friday, February 10, 2017
Packed and checked out in time for a 0930 pickup to the airport. With Lima's horrendous traffic, the 12 mile trip took the better part of 90 minutes. Nonetheless, we were in plenty of time for our 1250 departure. We were met in our a keeper by nearly the full contingent of local clergy, including Bishop Alejandro and Vicario Carlos. They took us to La Casa Hogar San Lucas, where we spent a delightful couple of hours with the children and staff. We can check into our hotel and enjoyed a little bit of downtime before being transported to Cristo Redentor for a pretty serious conversation about the parameters of the companion relationships between Peru and both Springfield in Worcester. This was followed by a late dinner for everyone at a restaurant near the hotel.