Monday, March 12, 2018

Chadd went to Peru with the Marcotte Family!

Chadd had an excellent adventure in Peru with the Marcotte family!  

Starting in Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon, Chadd and the Marcotte family took a boat on the Rio Madres de Dio river (a tributary of the Amazon River) to get to their cabanas in the National Tambopata Reserve.

There, Chadd met some tarantulas, tree frogs and monkeys.  From there, they went to Cusco and the Sacred Valley, stopping by a llama farm along the way.   The elevation in Cusco, around 12,500 feet in some places was not a problem for Chadd, but he almost fell apart in the Amazon from the humidity!

Chadd learned about harvesting Brazil Nuts which are also native to Peru.  Arriving in Machu Picchu, Chadd and the Marcottes hiked for two days and reached the top!  They got so lucky with the weather as it’s rainy season now.  

After, Chadd and the Marcotte family flew to Juliaca, and took a 2 hour bus ride to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.  Chadd and the Marcottes visited the floating islands of the Uros people (they live on man-made reed islands that last over 40 years!) and Taquile Island (quinoa farms and a Unesco heritage site).  Chadd went on bird watching trips and enjoyed his Coca Tea, which helps with altitude sickness and stomach issues.  

Chadd and the Marcotte girls did great on this two week journey with 6 planes, 8 boats, 2 trains and many car rides!  WOW...what a trip!  

Thank you so much Marcotte Family!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Chadd went to Naples, Florida with the Ledakis Family!

Chadd enjoyed a beautiful beach vacation with Illyana and the Ledakis Family in Naples, Florida!  From the pool to the beach, Chadd had a blast!  Thank you Ledakis Family!!!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Chadd went skiing with Dylan Davis and family in Colorado!

Dylan Davis and his family traveled to Colorado in mid-January and took Chadd along for the ride! 

They made stops in Summit County, staying with friends in Breckenridge before traveling to Aspen for a few days of warm-weather skiing. 

Chadd spent a snowy day atop Lenawee Mountain at Arapahoe Basin ski area before cruising down blue square runs with Dylan. Afterwards they compared heights with a few native mountain mammals. 

Behind Chadd & Dylan in Aspen are the famed Maroon Bells, snow-covered in this picture but dark red in color due to their red shale composition. 

Chadd and Dylan also posed with a Mastodon skull, discovered locally in Snowmass during the excavation of a new reservoir and on display at the Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center. 

Lastly, Chadd posed for a picture with their Breckenridge host, Chad. 

The family had a great time with Chadd, and can't wait to return to the Rockies! 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Chadd went to Los Cabos, Mexico with the Mahale Family!

Chadd spent his holiday break along with the Mahale family on a trip to Los Cabos, Mexico! Chadd enjoyed the warm weather along with the Mexican hospitalities and culture. He indulged in beach walks, and got to see some amazing sea creatures like turtles and colorful fishes in the beautiful blue-green waters.

Ojas and Chadd experienced blowing glass at the glass-blowing factory. Chadd also got to see San Jose del Cabo church that dates back to 1800s! The highlight of the trip was a visit to the Land's end and the amazing arch of Cabo San Lucas where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean.  Chadd and Mahales had a great time!  Thank you Mahale family!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Chadd went on a cruise with the Lingareddy Family!

Chadd traveled to Key West Florida, Roatan Honduras and Costa Maya, Cozumel Mexico on a tremendous cruise with the Lingareddy’s family!  Check out these pics!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Chadd went to Disney World with the Xu Family!

1st Grader Katelyn Xu and her family took Chadd to Disney World over the Thanksgiving holiday!

Chadd accompanied Katelyn to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. They both had a terrific time and made some amazing memories! Katelyn thought that all four parks were equally great and she enjoyed them all. 

Among all of the fun rides, shows and activities, she liked Avatar - Flight of Passage ride at Animal Kingdom and Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire show at Magic Kingdom the best. Here are pictures of Katelyn and Chadd to each of the theme parks.

Thank you Xu Family!