We made it back to South America on the 21st of Jan. We traveled directly to Urugay from BA via a fast Cat across the Rio De la Plata. We met up with Ms. Delgado and got permission to get our car Paco. She let us stay in the space for two nights.
The car started the first time I tried. Wow. I had a huge water leak, and when we filled
the gas tank it leaked. Oh, these Westys. We drove around and the water leak stoped, and the gas leak persist. I will fix this in Rosario, this is a typical thing with the gas
Karla cleaned the car up and got it ready for the trip to Rosario, Argentina. To meet some friends and have the car worked on. We spent a day on Sunday traveling to Pasayandu
, the boarder city to Argentina. Camped in a free city park, oh, free means partying all night until 1:00 am. My only positive thing about hearing aids is that nights like that, all I need to do is take them out... although that didn´t help much that night.
We got a treat, Saturday night was a preparation festival for Carnival... We watched Samba troop after troop for almost 2.5 hours. Wow, the dancers hardly wore anything and do I love those string bakinis... each group had the same exact set up. Dancers, then a bunch of drums, three different kinds.
They were loud.
They were usually white with black face paint. This is all from the African culture, called Condamble. It was a family evening and the streets were full of people of all ages. We left at 10:30 pm and the parade seemed to have no end. Very fun time. our ears were ringing for hours afterward...
We are now in Rosario, at Mariano´s home. I am doing some service and repairs to paco getting him ready for the Caratara Austral in Chile. It is a remote dirt road that we plan to travel on for a few weeks. Everything seems to be working out just great. I am sure that this may have something to do with my Dad, praying for us daily.
Cheers to you all,
Gary and Karla