Thursday, June 7, 2012
Our 3-week sketch/study trip in South America with my old friend Professor Max Conrad and many of the usual suspects begins Saturday. Patti and I will fly to Belo Horizonte in Brazil, then make our way along the southeastern coast through Ocuro Preto, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Paratay, Ilhabela and Sao Paulo. While in Sao Paulo we will stay with my old friend and fellow LSU landscape architect Sergio Santana. Then off to Peru to experience Lima, an ecotourism lodge at the Reserva Amazonica, Machu Picchu and Cuzco before heading back to Texas. My goal is to produce between 40 and 50 watercolors during the trip.
We've visited 36 countries since 1999, but this is our first trip to South America. It's overdue, and we're really jazzed. High adventure indeed.