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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires October 31st 2010

Yesterday, we began by walking to the subway. It was a cool windy day and we had not yet been on Argentina’s finest. We headed for the Congress building. We next headed to the Federal Court building. On the way, we passed another beautiful old magnolia tree guarded by a rooster. The Federal Court building was featured prominently in the movie “The secret in Their Eyes” (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) the 2009 Academy Award winner for best foreign film. A very well crafted movie although the movie is about a brutal rape/murder & is very graphic for the first few minutes. Below is a link to information on the movie. El Secreto de Sus Ojos We next continued our walk toward The Pink House. The Pink House is no longer the residence of the President ... read more
The Congress building
magnolia tree

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires October 30th 2010

Yesterday it rained pretty much all day so Trey wisely recommended that we do inside stuff. There is a wonderful museum called El ZanJon that is a short walk from Trey & Andrew’s. We had a tour in (in English) with the 4 of us & a couple from Australia. Our tour guides name was Mathilde (as in waltzing Mathilde for any of you who are old enough to remember that tune.) I remembered my camera so I have included some pictures & also a link to their website: We next went to another museum, The Square of Enlightenment - Four Centuries of History. This tour was in Spanish so Trey would have to translate at regular intervals. Not as interesting as El ZanJon but still good. Part of the tour at the end was ... read more
El ZanJon
El ZanJon
El ZanJon

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires October 29th 2010

Yesterday was a day of long walks & short taxi rides. San Telmo was once the neighborhood of the very wealthy in Buenos Aires. In the late 1800’s, there was an epidemic of Yellow Fever that caused a mass migration of the wealthy to Recoletta and another area whose name escapes me. We went to an incredible cemetery in Recoletta that was laid out like a small city with mausoleums & paved streets of brick. We found the grave of Evita Peron & I took some great pictures of it as well as of a magnolia tree that is at least 500 years old. That’s the good news. The bad news is that I had to use Kay’s camera as I left my camera back at our room & that Kay left her USB cable that ... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires October 28th 2010

After arrival, it took a long while to get through customs. When we finally got through, Trey had sent a taxi to meet & take us to his & Andrew’s apartment. They live in an area called San Telmo. What a nice place with a view! We freshened up & went on a walking tour. It was a very unusual day. Everything was closed because it was declared so by the government for Census Day & nothing could open until 8:00 p.m. And I mean nothing! There were no stores, no restaurants, nothing! Yesterday was also a very eventful day as the former President, Nestor Kirchner, who was also the husband of the current President, Cristina Kirchner, died of a heart attack yesterday morning. Trey & Andrew live about 10 blocks from “The Pink House”, Argentina’s ... read more
Trey's apartment
Argentina's Pink House on the right
Another great view

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires October 27th 2010

We took off yesterday afternoon at 5:15 headed South (actually, we headed North to DFW first). Had a fairly uneventful flight, although a long one! Flight was smooth until we were above the Andes Mountains. The plane started shaking a little (reminded me at first of Oceanic Flight 815) & then settled down. Based on past stories of survival on a plane crash in the Andes, I was somewhat concerned that Kay & I are both well marbeled & would make tender vittles for any survivors. Things settled down & we landed at 7:24 a.m. this morning, exactly as the pilot had promised. More tomorrow!... read more

North America » United States » Texas » San Antonio July 5th 2010

We had another long day yesterday. With apologies to George Strait, “Amarillo this mornin, down to San Antone.” We encountered much rainfall & evidence of it on the way home. We stopped in the farming community of Post, TX for lunch. I overheard one man say that he had over 10 inches of rain the day before. Wow! As we left that town, one side of the highway was impassable as water totally blocked the roadway. Got home at 6:30 last night. Home sweet home. But you know what? It was an amazing trip. We have just spent a wonderful 2 weeks together & Kay & I are still speaking. I hope you have enjoyed our blog as we have sure had fun preparing it. And thanks to those of you who have sent in comments ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Amarillo July 4th 2010

We got a fairly early start yesterday morning for an 8+ hour drive. We stopped in Limon, CO for lunch at Denny’s. What a difference one letter makes. Penny’s yesterday was much, much better! We passed through Oklahoma & settled for the night in Amarillo at the Holiday Inn Express. The sweet young lady at the front desk upgraded us to a king suite. (I guess I really looked old & tired.) After checking in, we walked across the street to the Texas Roadhouse for a taste of home. Vanessa took great care of us & we left happy after a great meal. More tomorrow. ... read more

North America » United States » Wyoming » Cheyenne July 3rd 2010

After a power breakfast (not) in the lobby of Super 8 in Dubois, WY, we were on our way. After several hours on the road, we (the car, Kay & I) were low on fuel. We pulled into the Conoco station in Rawlins to gas up. Before we drove away, I went inside to check with the attendant for a place to eat lunch. She recommended Penny’s Diner. Since it was very obvious to me that she had been living large, I figured Penny’s had to be good. Kay & I like to sit at the counter in diners because you really can get a sense of what’s going on. The daily special was 2 - cheeseburgers, 2 orders of fries & 2 - milk shakes. (Rob, this is the kind of food I have been ... read more

We started out the day with a great breakfast at Granny’s Restaurant in Cody. We had many miles to cover & needed a tank full of fuel to do it! Covering Yellowstone in one day is just not possible but we did the best we could. What a beautiful place. I just happened to have a copy of the soundtrack from Lonesome Dove with me for today's travel. What great music to listen to while looking at some of God's very best work! Words just won’t do it justice so I did the best I could with some pictures. Enjoy! We spent the night in Dubois, WY & are ready to start the trip back home.... read more

North America » United States » Wyoming » Cody July 1st 2010

Yesterday was a beautiful cool morning & we did 2 miles around the reservoir in Cody, WY before breakfast. At this altitude, 2 miles sure seemed like a lot! After breakfast, we were off to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. What an amazing place for a town this size. There was a blacksmith doing a demonstration on the way into the museum. Once inside, there were five separate museums that are described in the literature this way: * Buffalo Bill Museum - The life and legend of Buffalo Bill Cody. * Whitney Gallery of Western Art - Famous artworks portraying the beauty and myths of the West. * Plains Indian Museum - Native American cultures, art and heritage of yesterday and today. * Cody Firearms Museum - A grand exhibition of thousands of rare firearms. * ... read more
Buffalo Bill Historical Center
Buffalo Bill Historical Center
Buffalo Bill Historical Center

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