January 2023- Argentina
We spent a few nights beside various lakes on the next leg of our journey. One was calm and peaceful. The juxtaposition of the sky, earth and water created an optical illusion. First I will show you the photo that confuses the minds eye.
Then, the photo that helps you sort out what you are actually seeing. Notice that we are looking out the back door of the camper, across a very still pond of water. This photo includes the interior of the camper, and Pacha’s head, as well as the reflection of the sky in the calm, clear water!
We left the crazy winds of The Pampas and began climbing the mountains. We were officially in Tierra del Fuego. Temperatures changed, as did the scenery.
One more lakeside campsite lay between us and the big goal of so many Panamerican Highway Travelers. The proverbial, end of the road. We had many emotions as we came closer.
Then suddenly, there it was! The iconic photo opportunity. The sign that so many travelers before us have shared on their media. The image that we once thought signaled the end of our journey. Our emotions ran high as we tried to sort through our feelings about arriving here. I won’t deny that a few tears were shed. And a huge feeling of “now what” settled in. Nonetheless, we celebrated and took way too many photos for you to look at!
The black pins are the stops pre-COVID.
The yellow pins are the stops post-COVID.
Two different rigs-
Six overnight guests-
One passport (each)-
Over 50 border crossings-
One blog website-
We have completed the PanAmerican Highway, We have driven from Alaska to Ushuaia. Thank you for joining us on this incredible experience. And please continue to follow this page as we figure out where we will go from here!