June 26, 2008:

Ward successfully climbed a 20,000ft mountain!

Hi everyone, Ward summitted the 20,000ft mountain (Huayna Potosi)
Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. Check out the blog on our website
www.fromthebenchesoftheworld.com to get a quick report of Ward's
experience and see some pictures. A full report will be included in
the next egroup (which will come out in 5-10 days) with more photos
posted in our photo gallery. I'm so proud of him!

There was an error in the last photo gallery posting. The pictures
that are under the heading "Puno and Lake Titicaca" are actually
pictures that were taken on the way to Puno from Machu Picchu. The
photos of Puno and Lake Titicaca are still to come.

Take care everyone. We leave La Paz, Bolivia today and head towards
Brazil. It will be nice to get to a lower elevation. We've been at
12,000ft or higher for the past 2-3 weeks. It will be good to be
able to breathe again.