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Published: March 16th 2012
View of the campsite from our window
Sorry - a location is required to Publish the blog. We think the above is probably incorrect but couldn't find anything else more likely and we know we are in Colon in the Entre Rios area...............
New cooking groups have been selected and guess what, we are in Cook Group no 2 and had to go shopping after breakfast with a new person named Elisa and Branca (who was on the first leg of the trip and came back for the third!). Packed the coach up by 8.00 am and walked 100 yards up the road to the nearby Carrefour supermarket. Bought for lunch, dinner the following day and breakfast the day after. We are not sure if we have bought enough food but hopefully people will eat too much today!!
Left for a five hour drive to Colon on the Uruguay river (? not really quite sure but no time to check it out until after we have updated the blog). We stopped for lunch at a petrol filling station with a shop and restaurant on site so we had a pre-lunch coffee. On the road again until 3.30 pm when we arrived at a camp site on
Aaah comfort! - our hotel for the night
the riverbank. The idea was to pitch tents and go to a local winery for a free tour and tasting followed by an evening barbecue and 'party'.
We still haven't drunk our bottle of wine from the last winery so decided to give this one a miss. We took the tent out and then decided it was worth looking at a 3* hotel across from the camp site with a very small pool for a possible upgrade. The hotel looked very nice and the temptation was too much for us and we checked in to a lovely room with proper air-conditioning, two balconies, a colour TV and a hot shower.... We went for a dip in the pool, a walk into the town (which is lovely with some classy shops and a very nice Italian ice cream parlour). We sat with an ice-cream for about 15 minutes and returned to the hotel to update our blog before joining the others for a barbecue.
Cook Group 1 had made bruschetta for everyone and had warmed the bread on the barbecue grill. There was also a pasta salad, roasted pepper pieces, aubergines and sweetcorn on the grill. We had bought two round cheeses specifically designed to be grilled and we had assumed it would be like haloumi once cooked. However, as it transpired, it actually turned to a cheesy gloopy mess and started to slip through the grills of the barbecue. Ed just saved it in time and plopped it in a mass onto a plate (it looked like something from Ghostbusters!!) Wouldn't buy it again.............. We also bought a pack of 4 sausages to share between three of us. We ate one between us and donated the rest to anyone who wanted them.
Slunk away at 9.30 pm as we had a nice room to return to! (Tomorrow night will be a basic camp site with very basic facilities - lovely!!)
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