Geno and Vinnie were born on the banks of the Urubamba River between Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru. This area is known as the Sacred Valley. Geno and Vinnie came to be from different parents, but they became inseparable after birth. They made a promise to travel together to the shores of the U.S. of A. Little did they know that their mothers had made a deal with the owner of the Alejandro Alpaca Ranch to send their children to the land of the free.
The adventures that follow are the travels and experiences of Geno and Vinnie and their search for freedom in America. Their story is perfect as Alpacas are great story tellers.
Phil Roberts is an entrepreneur, creative writer, gardener, dog lover and friend of Geno & Vinnie. Having lived in the countryside for 42 years, he loves to gaze at the stars on a warm summer’s night. Geno and Vinnie came to share the Country Escape seven years ago and have added to the ambiance of the property’s’ unique setting. It was Geno and Vinnie that inspired the writing of the Freedom Series books as an expression of the joy that they experienced as they were allowed to run untethered on the property. Freedom is a unique and valuable right to both cherish and embrace as individuals of society. The interactions with animals and their uniqueness with self is a joy to be experienced like no other. Mr. Roberts’ vision is to share this through his writings of children’s books.