Gavin gets a new hat! People come up to him and start speaking spanish because of his jersey they think he’s a local.
Well it’s official now – we are over 1/2 way on our journey through south america. Technically it was last week (9th) that’s the 1/2 way mark, but last night we were talking about all the things we have done in the first three months, sort of wondering what’s coming in the next three. We leave on Monday to head to Iguazu Falls – should be a three day drive, then back down to Salta Argentina for about a week, then we will cross into the Atacama desert and into Chile on our way to Peru. It’s always sort of stressful to plan out where you think you will be and calculating travel times, distances, where you think you can find gas, etc. But we think we have a tentative plan for the next two or three weeks until we cross into Chile. I think that crossing is at about 14,000 ft. We also have to start dealing with Peru’s altitude issues so will slowly aclimate back to being at higher altitudes. We have been working out regularly by running around our local park, doing pushups, situps, etc. – all hoping that we can do more advanced hikes on the next phase of our journey. Read More