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In Cachueta with Debbie, Juliet & her cousin Hernan

Wed, 19 Oct 2005 19:35:47 -0500  

Hola from Mendoza, Argentina

I finally made it here after the flight delays and mechanical plane troubles in Miami.  Stuck in Miami for a day and arrived in Mendoza Sat instead.  Juliet & Deb are great hostess.  Argentinians are obsessess with siestas.  I have to take a nap my first day bec people here start to go dancing/partying after midnight.  The 3 of us are such ‘wushes’ that we can’t stay awake after 4 am at La Guanaca club.

Juliet is busy spending time with relatives because her grandma died a month ago.  So Debbie & I are doing mini-tours.  Did the wine tours + the an olive tour was included • the dried tomatoes and balsamic vinegar I got better be good.

A zip line down
   The trekking, repelling and zip line adventure tour was the most active I did.  Hiked for 1 hour & ½ on top of a mountain, fell down twice, I have cuts and bruises to prove it, did 2 repels down some rock formation and the zip line was a bit ‘wussified’ bec it was just 1 line over a river.  Costa Rica is still the best on zip line tours over the tropical forest.

Made it to the Andes mountains today.  It’s spring in here but there still have left over snow up there.  Mendoza doesn’t get snow just a cold breeze.  Deb & I were a little lost during the explaination because it was in full castillian spanish.  Oh well, I got the 'gist' of the narration.  The empanada here is the best.  On Friday night, Juliet’s family is supposed to make us a big asado dinner • grilled beef especially.  I can’t wait, this is what Argentinians dish are known for.

 Ciao (they say that here instead of adios), AC

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In Cachueta with Debbie, Juliet & …
In Cachueta with Debbie, Juliet &…
A zip line down
A zip line down
The Andes Mountains
The Andes Mountains
Local chocolate store at Andes Mou…
Local chocolate store at Andes Mo…
A water dam at Andes Mountains (th…
A water dam at Andes Mountains (t…
Partying at La Guanaca Bar
Partying at La Guanaca Bar
Whoo hooo! At Rio Atoel rafting
Whoo hooo! At Rio Atoel rafting
This is only a grade 2 rapids - go…
This is only a grade 2 rapids - g…
Abante! (as our instructor yells)
Abante! (as our instructor yells)
Our action pose
Our action pose
We made it. Debbie & her GF didnt…
We made it. Debbie & her GF didn'…
The group shot. We just didnt lik…
The group shot. We just didn't li…
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