Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Nelson - "Oh My God - look at all my new toys!"
I'll post more maybe on Friday - Thursday is volunteer night at the hospice unit.
Casey - "Whatever weirdo cat - haven't you ever seen a few books?"
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
This is a beautiful park in Santiago called Santa Lucia. It is as lovely as this photo suggests. We went there several times - you can hike up some old stone stairs to the top of the mountain and look over Santiago. We did that later in the trip - this day we were on the 1/2 day city tour. Our guide was great - I think his name was Roberto and I'm sad to say I did not take his photos - he turned us on to some great bars in Belle Vista neighborhood and some pretty decent local micro brew. But first they had a "special surprise" for us. We soon learned that "special sup rises usually meant something either very hokey or a stop at a store that we could buy special souvenirs. This tour had both. First - the re-enactment of the taking of Santiago - artfully (sort of ) done by this troupe of actors. It was pretty dramatic and we went with the flow by watching, although all the locals that were there were snickering at us tourists.
This is the view of Santiago from another park - their main park in the city, Parque Metropolitano. It was pretty smoggy - normal for the city as it is surrounded by mountains but we thought it was beautiful. In the summer it is "unbearable" whatever that means to them, we did not find it to be a problem but it was late fall for Santiago - temps in the 70's during the day; 50's at night - perfect!