March 2023- Chile Leaving the islands of Chiloe, including our fun experience on Isla Anihue brought mixed feelings. We were sad to leave our friends and the beautiful lifestyle of the islands. But we were ready to continue the trip and take care of some medical needs. We rented a place near our friends in … More Puerto Varas friends and fitness
March 2023- Chile The ferry crossed a large inlet of the South Pacific Ocean and deposited us in the city of Quellon. This is a bustling port city with a seedy energy about it and a lot of traffic. Most of the homes looked worn down and weathered by the sea, the storms and lack … More Isla Chiloe – A step back in time
January 2023- Chile From Puerto Natales we were able to explore the Torres Del Paine National Park. We were not interested in long, strenuous hikes, but rather slow drives, easy strolls and beautiful vistas. We were very fortunate to have good weather on the day we decided to drive through the park. The second day … More Torres Del Paine- Chile
January 2023- Chile After the fun of watching those penguins, we planned a ferry from Porvenir to Punta Arenas and then a drive on to Puerto Natales. This area of Chile is actually a bunch of disconnected islands and a lot of ocean water. So ferries are cheap and common transportation. Before we drove on … More A ferry to Patagonia- here we go!
January 2023 When we finished exploring Ushuaia and reveling in the glory of the milestone, it was time to point the truck North and continue to explore this continent. Our first stop was back at the shop where we had the leaf springs made. Antonio was adamant that we come back to have everything checked … More Pointing North after so many years!
January 2023- Argentina Okay, maybe not the end of the earth, but certainly the end of the continent. We had reached the Southernmost point of the Americas. South Americas roads end in Ushuaia, Argentina – and we drove there! This is a photo of Ushuaia at night and in the morning. Due to the location, … More The end of the earth!
December 2022 With all the dog paperwork prepared, we were ready to cross the border to Uruguay from Argentina. This was to be a quick visit, as we didn’t find much we wanted to see or do there. But some hot springs and an interesting cannery tour lie ahead. But first, a detour to … More Uruguay- briefly!
December 2022- We entered Argentina at a tiny border crossing, off of a ferry boat. After a full day of heat, travel and paperwork we were ready to relax. We found a quiet riverside campsite and had some delicious deserts. Then we found more mission ruins! These Jesuit missions were created before the present country … More Argentina- adding the flag and winning the cup!
December, 2022 In the last post we shared some photos and videos of Iguazu Falls, Brazil. It was a beautiful day. Then we returned to our grassy, tree-shrouded campsite to await the arrival of our friend. Mike used this time to change the front brakes on the truck. Mechanical work in a campground always draws … More Brazil to Paraguay with a friend!
November 2022 The changes in the world and the limits of tourist visa renewal in Brazil had sent us back to the USA. We arrived in the USA in March of 2021 and traveled, visited friends, loved on precious grandbabies, bought land, bought and sold rigs and longed for our life on the road. You … More Returning to South America