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South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago February 14th 2017

Geo: -33.4691, -70.642Chile is increasingly famous for its wines. So today we have a wine tour Concha y Toro which is one of the largest wineries in chili and maybe even the world. This region is for red wines and over the coast is for the white wines. Chile is border on both sides by mountains (Andes on the east and coastal mountain range on the west. The Maipo River Valley is home to many wineries known for their red wines elaborate estate. The Casablanca valley is the one between Santiago and Valparaiso. The ride out there was okay and not very scenic. There is some very poor regions here. We toured winery which was nice. Bought two bottles to,take on board the ship. The Chardonnay was not good. We will see about the rest. We ... read more

South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago February 13th 2017

Geo: -33.4691, -70.642February 13We had a long uneventful flight. Just so tiring but was worth extra money to upgrade. Arrived in Santiago right on schedule. Customs wasn't bad but then I got ushered through the handicapped section. Took bus to hotel got signed in and had a chance for a short rest then grabbed a bite to eat. Already drank water at hotel. Just habit when I took my meds. So heres to hoping that it was well purified. Will try and do better until we get on the ship. It us beautifully warm and sunny. Lots of haze and about 80. Boarded a bus after a lunch for a 3 hour city tour. Saw downtown presidential palace where president works. The country does not provide living quarters. Plaza de Armas - Santiago's main square, Constitution ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Memphis February 12th 2017

Geo: 35.1496, -90.0489Well today I woke up early (6:15) even after not going to sleep until after 1:30.  So I guess I was excited and eager to get the day started.  Getting up in the morning is usually not easy for me so I was a little shocked when I woke up so easily.  Had a nice leisurely breakfast and then made a quick trip to drug store.  Can't remember everything right?Suitcase all packed and ready to go and even under 50 pounds.  Kristi has left for her run and we need to finish the last minute things. Will update when we get to the airport. Arrived at airport when they requested but that was way to early., so we waited. Boarding went smoothly and actually left gate 10 minutes early and then we taxied and ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta February 12th 2017

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North America » United States » Tennessee » Collierville February 11th 2017

Geo: 35.0426, -89.6667I can't believe we are leaving tomorrow.  99% of everything is in the suitcase, Just need those little last minute things.   Papers, boarding passes, books - all packed.  My new purse is one of those travel protected ones, so we shall see how that works. Our living room has become a staging area for the stuff to take and the open suitcases.  You can tell Dave is getting antsy as he is moving stuff around and organizing what goes where.  So glad he does that.  I'm still trying to work at the office and get things organized a little more.  Have my hair cut and my nails done. Has been receiving all the well wishes and prayers for safe travel.  One of the couples going with us actually leaves today.... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Collierville January 31st 2017

Geo: 35.0426, -89.6667We are now just 12 days away from flying off to South America.  I must say I am excited but yet nervous as well.  I think we have done everything we need to do with banking, phones, bills, shots, excursions and now all that is left is packing.  Yuck!!!  The part I hate the most.  I second guess myself so many times. And usually pack way to much stuff - although I am getting better at that.Dave has all his camera gear out on a table and is cleaning off the storage devices so that we (he) can take a bunch more pictures.  We really need to find out a good way of using those pictures.... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Collierville January 12th 2017

Geo: 35.0426, -89.6667Well it is January 12, 2017 and the holidays are behind us.  So I guess it is time  to begin to prepare in earnest for our next trip.  We will be going on a 33 day cruise (yes 33 days) in South America ending back in Fort Lauderdale, with 2 days in Santiago prior to the cruise.The planning for this trip began in December of 2015 when a dear friend from South Carolina told me we were out of excuses about taking a trip with them.  Dave is now retired and it is a year away, so we looked at the cruise and said yes!!So we made the reservation and we have just waited.  In the meantime some of our travel buddies decided they might like to go with us.  We are now a ... read more

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