And Thus the End is Here!!! At Least for this City

Trip Start May 15, 2006
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Trip End Jul 06, 2006


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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Alright, so maybe I´ve been slacking a little on my updates, but thats only because uploading pics is really a pain in the rear since I have to resize every one of them individually and then hope I have a fast enough connection to get them loaded. Yesterday I didnt have time for anything though. After a late night of wine and rummi, Mike and I had to wake up at 7 in the morning to head out for Alta Montaņa and Puente del Incas. So we hop in a bus full of an Argentinian family (children and all) and an English couple that also had no Spanish skills. Our guide Santiago as great, but he was a mumbler and he definately spaoke at around a thousand words a minute. Maybe it was just me, but so far I have been able to understand pretty much everything that people are trying to talk to me about, but this guy made me feel like I kne very little spanish. Anywho, We took of through the Andies towards Chili through a Winding highway filled with trucks. The Scenery was absolutely beautiful, and it seemed like it was going to be an absolutely gorgeous day. However, by the time we got to the Chilean border it was snowing and the wind was blowing in gusts that reached about 80 mph. So when we got out to play in the snow it felt like you were getting pelted with gravel only it wasnt gravel. Ive never been almost blown over by wind before, but it almost happened yesterday. Needless to say it was pretty cold, so we took some pics, played a little bit, and then after about 30 mins everyone as ready to get indoors. After lunch, we headed back don the mountain and stopped at the bridge of the Incas, which is a natural rock bridge formed by mineral deposition through the centuries if I remember correctly. It was pretty neat, but for some reason at that point in the trip I was really cold and tired and I just wanted to take a nap, so I cut open a large stray dog and slept in the amth of his guts like in Star Wars. Okay, so maybe I didnt do that, but it doesnt mean I wouldnt have. Who am I kidding, anatomy lab guts grossed me out and they werent even that juicy. Anyways, we got back to Mendoza around 8 last night and decided to go out and eat ith the English couple (Simon and An) we met on the tour. We had a great dinner and decided that we were going to go and try and find a place ith a better wine selection. Once found, we proceeded to talk the night away with useless political ramblings over to more bottles of ine after the one we had for dinner. So basically, we had steaks and 3 bottles of wine ( and we actually bought the expensive ones) for about 25 bucks a head. What more is there to say! We had a great day, and no we are just hanging out in Mendoza waiting for our bus to Jujuy at 8 tonight. I guess all good things have to end sometime, but I garantee this wont be an experience that I forget anytime in the near future! Nor will my liver.
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dcwalkermd
dcwalkermd on

Spelling!
Luke,
I'm sure you are having a great time, but who would know? We can't make out your writing. Proof read and correct prior to posting. Please.
Glad you are enjoying yourself. I'm saddened that you get to drink good wine and I don't. Be safe.
Love, Dad

yoursister
yoursister on

i already miss youu
Luke! well i finnaly went through today and read all the posts ive missed and looked at all ur pictures. You look like your having a lot of fun! Im finally out of school. This is my official first day of summer! lol. I think i slipped by with all A's too. what a nerd. I already miss you though, and kinda bummed out that your going to be in another country the whole summer and not get to spend any time with your sister! i guess I'll just have to come visit you up in San Antonio. Anyways, i love you hope the rest of the trip is great!
-Allison

ericakaspar
ericakaspar on

Luke!!
Luke.. I love what your dad wrote!! I hope you are having fun!! We miss you in Houston.. So very sad :(

masoud
masoud on

wow
sounds like heaven! Wine and olive oil.. now all you need is the hookah and the erotism is fulfilled.

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