Monthly Archives: December 2010

A change of scenery

After two months of desert, both stark and lush, we have finally entered completely new scenery — The Lake District.  Trees, flowers, clear streams.  Actual forest.  Living in the Pacific Northwest, this is the type of landscape we are used … Continue reading

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The Land of the Monkey Puzzle Trees

Monkey puzzle trees grow in Seattle, but they are most definitely not native there.  Finally, I know where they come from — northern Patagonia.  Seeing ornamental plants in their native environment is very cool for me.  I was nearly as … Continue reading

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Into Patagonia

Officially, Patagonia begins when we entered Neuquen Province. At first, it looks much more like Mendoza Province and areas further north. Here are some images to show you what it looks like, both southern Mendoza and northern Neuquen…. We headed … Continue reading

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Feliz Navidad

We are wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!!! We are in Junin de los Andes for a few days.  It’s a delightful little town that caters to fly-fishermen.  And if we were fishermen, we could be fishing from our room. … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Dec. 11

Too many of my posts have been trying to catch you up on days and days of travel.  So this one is going to look at just one day: December 11.  It was a fun day, and I know Tom’s … Continue reading

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Eating, Drinking, and Relaxing in Mendoza

Wow, it sure is easy to get behind the blog.  Of course, I’m behind on my journal as well.  Guess that’s what happens when we get serious about relaxing.  Remember to check out the Maps tab if you are interested … Continue reading

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To Mendoza

I’ve added a Maps page to the blog.  See it up there near the top, under the header photo?  It’s nothing fancy — just a hand-drawn Google map — but it will give you an idea of our route.  It’s … Continue reading

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