Peaks to Desert Day 24 - Elkie Valley

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Flag of Chile  , Coquimbo,
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday morning came and we were off on a day trip to the nearby Elkie Valley, around an hour from La Serena. Our first stop was a orchid that grows papaya, passion fruit and custard apples and we tried some of their juices. We then headed to the dam about halfway along the valley for some great views of the valley, dam and surrounding mountains. We then made our way further into the valley to a winery before heading into a small town to try their famous ice cream and check out the local craft stores. We then headed to a local restaurant that cooks all it's food but solar ovens. We had some amazing fresh salad followed by some slow cooked goat. I passed on the desert, cured dehydrated peaches aren't really my thing. We then headed to a local Pisco distillery to learn about the process and try some of the Pisco products. It was then time to wave goodbye to the valley and it's beautiful scenery and made the 1.5hr drive back to La Serena. Once we got back to the hotel we did some facebooking etc before heading into the main street to find a pizza. We ended up back at the pub where we had lunch the previous day and were served by possibly the most attractive waitresses in south America, simply gorgeous! After that it was time to head back to the hotel, sort out our clean laundry and pack out bags ready to head to Santiago the next morning on our last bus ride for the trip.

A married couple went to the hospital to have their baby delivered.

Upon their arrival, the doctor said he had invented a new machine that would transfer a portion of the mothers pain to the baby's father. He asked if they were willing to try it out. they were both very much in favor of it.

The doctor set the pain transfer to 10%2525, for starters, explaning that even 10%2525 was probably more pain the father had ever experienced before. However, as the labor progressed, the husband felt fine and asked the doctor to go ahead and "kick it up a notch."

The doctor then adjusted the machine to 20%2525 pain transfer. The husband still feeling fine. The doctor checked the husbands blood pressure and was amazed at how well he was doing at this point, they decided to try for 50%2525. the husband continued to feel quite well.

Since the pain transfer was obviously helping out the wife considerably, the husband encouraged the doctor to transfer ALL the pain to him.

The wife delivered a healthy baby boy with virtually no pain. She and her husband were ecstatic. When they got home, the mail man was dead on the porch.

Lukey B
A Baker Abroad
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