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Mike and Bone have had some awesome big trips, but doing Peru was BIG!!!!   The started all the way back in February when Bone visited his friend Bruce Tyler in the ATL, one night at dinner a IBM alumni Mike Stefanik mentioned that an old friend Elizabeth Beck from PSU was chartering Leadership Tours to Machu Picchu, without much thought Bone was in, and after a10 minute phone call so was Mike!

Each of the Team members were selected by Elizabeth based on fit and work with her on defining a BIG Everyone had a Big Insistent Goal (BIG) that they worked on individually then shared in a series of four recorded calls two months prior to the trip to share their BIG.



Quechuan Bruce !!!!!


Tambo Mambo @ Tarawasi!!!


Tarawasi was a classic Incan tambo. Tambos were Incan structures built for administrative and military purposes. Found along Incan roads, tambos typically contained supplies, served as lodging for itinerant state personnel, and were depositories of quipu-based accounting records. Individuals from nearby communities within the Inca empire were conscripted to serve in the tambos, as part of the mit'a labor system. The Incas built many of their tambos when they began to upgrade the road system during the reign of Thupa Inka Yupanki from 1471 to 1493. It is estimated that there were 2,000 or more tambos in the Incan Empire. The functions of the tambos were dependent on their size as well as the facilities they contained. Every tambo had the capacity to house various state officials. For example, the smallest tambos served as relay stations for the chasquis, who were state messengers who ran along state roads. Larger tambos could provide other functions as well. For example, larger tambos would have larger storehouses that could provide supplies and some lodging for armies on the move. The largest and most luxurious tambos were generally used to lodge the traveling Inca and his entourage (typically wives and state officials). And so there would be adequate supplies for their men, every four leagues there were lodgings and storehouses, and the representatives or stewards who lived in the capital of the provinces took great care to see that the natives kept these inns or lodgings (tambos) well supplied. Tambos are generally placed a day's walk from each other.

Mike and Bone doin' the Tambo!!!