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South America » Argentina » Mendoza » Mendoza March 6th 2017

Our travel to Mendoza went well. The planes were on time and we had no issues. We have checked into our hotel that is in smaller town south of the main city, Chacras de Coria. We are within walking distance of several wineries and many restaurants. Walked to get our dinner tonight. Pedro met some new friends along the way. We stopped a few places along the way as well. The pet store was selling dog food by the pound that could be scooped right from the bag. The bakery looked like a place we will have to go back to get some snacks one of the days we are here. We opted for the ice cream shop tonight. The hotel is very nice. It is very traditional brick with courtyard area.... read more
Table for 2 inside the wine barrel
Ice cream
Pastries and cakes

Today we hiked the park, took the ecological raft ride. Spent some time sitting and relaxing in the lower falls area. We went to the pool late afternoon as it was really warm today. We met some nice fellow travelers and exchanged travel stories.... read more
Iguazu Inferior Falls Circuit
Iguazu at sunset
Hitching a ride

Today we walked the lower falls, the upper falls, and took the train again to Garganta del Diablo. It was cooler today with high humidity. Several rain showers, but we did not get too wet. The heaviest shower hit when we were on our way back from Garganta del Diablo on the train. Today we took our time as we hiked the trails. Birds, monkeys, spiders and caiman. We kept our eyes open for puma too, as we were told there are five in the park. We only saw puma tracks made by a pair of puma shoes. We had empanadas for lunch. Coatis everywhere again. One jumped on our table as soon as we finished to see if we left anything.... read more
Iguazu- Inferior Circuit

We took a short walk through the park this morning. Saw the abundant coati. Cute, but can be dangerous. I have warned Pedro not to open any snacks on the trails. Aunt Judy I'm sure can recall having one sit on her lap when she sat on a bench years ago. Uncle Lloyd....I have not yet seen enough waterfalls. We are eating empanadas and I have not found any peanuts in the can. Poor Lloydy. We took a taxi to town today. There was a short delay by some protesters. We had quite the adventure at the bank. There was a lobby with chairs of at least 75 people waiting orderly in chairs. We asked how long to see a teller and they said it was usually an hour and a half. We had to wait ... read more
Triple Frontier
Lunch in Puerto Igauzu

Made it to our hotel. The view of the falls is beautiful. Walked the lower falls circuit. Nearly stepped on the tarantula. Pedro says I nearly brushed my foot on it. We are enjoying ourselves. It is nice and warm in the upper 80's.... read more
Relaxing at the Sheraton
Salto Alvar Nunez

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires March 2nd 2017

Flight from JFK to Buenos Aires went well. Took the bus to the domestic airport on the other end of the city. Our next flight to Iguazu is in 5 hours.... read more
Aerolineas Argentinas

North America » United States » New York » New York » Queens March 1st 2017

Traveled from Chicago to JFK. Our flight went well. Navigated from Terminal 4 to Terminal 7 at JFK and now we are just people watching and relaxing. Our next flight will be to Buenos Aires, Argentina. We are looking forward to the warmer weather and our next adventure! ... read more

North America » United States » Wisconsin August 24th 2016

This is for those that have been wondering if we made it home. Yes we did. We got home yesterday afternoon. Pedro and Sarah picked us up in Chicago at about 2 in the afternoon. We heard about the earthquake this morning and we are glad we are home. ... read more

Europe » Italy » Lazio » Fiumicino August 23rd 2016

Took the train to the Fiumicino Airport this morning. We are all checked in and through security waiting at the gate. ... read more
Fiumicino Airport

Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome August 22nd 2016

We spent the day taking one final pass at all of the sights today. We did some shopping, sent a postcard from the Vatican and had another round of gelato and pasta. ... read more
San Pietro in Vincoli- Pope Julius II tomb by Michelangelo
The steps up to San Pietro in Vincoli
Spanish Steps

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