Today was not as eventful as the past few days since we spent 12 hours in transit either in taxis to or from the airport, taking two planes, and layovers . It's all part of the travel and can't be helped. All this moving around went very smoothly so all was good!
We are now in Buenos Aires and staying in the Palermo neighborhood. This is another huge city with a population of 6 million people. After checking in we walked around several of the streets around here. There are numerous cafes and bakeries. We haven't seen a doughnut yet. The bakeries have all kinds of fancy cakes, tarts, fruity specialties, creamy deserts and all kinds of rolls. There are also little stores for daily needs like our party stores at home except many of them sell fruits and vegetables also.
Later this evening we took a walk to visit the botanical garden. Many people were out jogging and strolling through the park. We were surrounded by lots of greenery but it's too early in the season for flower gardens. It was a beautiful evening to be outdoors.
My job experience involved work in the construction and design area for highway transportation, working 32 years with MDOT and the past 13 years as Senior project Engineer with SME. After 45 years of work in various capacities providing geotechnical evaluation, road construction, and construction materials quality assurance testing I recently started a new phase of my life in retirement.
My interests now revolve around more family activities, my six grand children,traveling and cycling.I have completed two cross country biking tours from Pacific to Atlantic and bicycle touring through 40... full info