It sounds like you had a good time (I followed the thread on the SP South America board).
Good to see all that snow up there.
Yes, I sure did! And I'm reliving it and having fun all over again now that I'm posting pictures :-).
As to the lingering snow in the south of Peru, that's pretty unusual for the time of year, but it gave me a real boost. Mountains look so much nicer with white powder on top!