After a brief run through the edge of Uruguay we were back in Argentina to have a peaceful new year. We just have a few days left with our Korean/Latino son, Myungsu and we want to make the best of them. Swimming, nature and a big city for the fun.
Our campsite offered open grassy areas for the dogs to play, and benches for us (and Pacha) to use! Horses wandered through occasionally. The huge trees near us were nesting homes to giant flocks of large green parrots. Their nests were the size of a refrigerator! And when they arrive home each evening, the noise is deafening.
Keep in mind that in the southern hemisphere, Christmas is in the middle of their summer season! The green grass, warm air and swimming may seem strange to our USA friends and family, but in this area Santa wears shorts and tank tops!
We had hopes of taking Myungsu to Patagonia or Tierra del Fuego with us, but Argentina is huge, and the miles roll by slowly. We simply could not get there before he had to return to his responsibilities. So our final stop together was in the city of Rosario, Argentina. This city has a rich, political history and rough local edge to it.
We continued our attempts at geocaching while visiting a huge local monument. The dogs enjoyed the long walks. For a large city, this one was surprisingly dog friendly and easy to navigate. We found waterfront parking, delicious restaurants and even a collection of Beatles memorabilia on display! And we said goodbye to our boy, as we sent him away on the bus.
Then, just because we were passing by and it captured our curiosity, we stopped at Lincoln, Argentina. Why would a South American city be named Lincoln? We knew the answer would lie at the city museum. And there it was! A decree by the legislature picked the next city application to be named in honor of the assassinated President of the USA. What an interesting memorialization.
This is a prehistoric Armadillo shell.
We have some more interesting things ahead to share with you. We found an underwater city and we are getting closer to the end of the American continent. Are you still riding with us? Have you signed up to “follow” this blog so you get the updates by email?