March 2023- Chile Driving north towards Santiago, we stopped for a night at a recommended campsite that had our curiosity on high. We had read a little about this place, but it seemed unbelievable, truly. But before we could enter, we had to pass through a serious, security checkpoint after driving along a razor wire … More Nazi Germany in Chile- But was it a cult?
March 2023- Chile Earlier in our stories told you about our visit to Puerto Natales at the southern edge of Patagonia. https://slowcarfasthouse.com/2023/07/09/a-ferry-to-patagonia-here-we-go/ While we were there we met a sweet American couple, traveling in their Volkswagon Vanagon. They invited us to come for a visit to their island sheep farm on Isla Anihue. … More An island opportunity – Isla Anihue
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
February 2023- Chile What is the Carretera Austral? (Spanish = Southern Way) Chilean Highway 7 Of course you can find the answer on the internet. But you can also take a look at this information and see a little bit of the Carretera Austral through our eyes. This iconic roadway meanders through parts of Tierra … More Q-What is the Carretera Austral? A-Patagonia.
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 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 … More America and Lincoln, Argentina
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!
November/December 2022 We finally got everything cleaned up and packed up in the camper and truck. But the truly hard part was saying goodbye to our farm-family. These folks mean so much to us and took such great care of us. But we have a journey to complete here in South America. Leaving Dois Irmaos … More The Journey Begins Again
September 2021 Answer – Housesitting and build another rig, of course! It’s 2021 and there we are, back in the USA with nowhere to go and nothing to do. We took a housesitting gig in Prescott, Arizona and enjoyed it. https://slowcarfasthouse.com/2022/12/10/arizona-time-usa-rig-1-0-and-2-0/ So we applied and were accepted for another! This time we were off to … More Question – What to do now?