I am typing with an on sceen keyboard. so this will be short. In Bolivia, we were at 12,000 ft. for the entire time there. Paco did ok,we managed. We visited, Copacabana-almost getting Paco BLESSED,La Paz, Potosi-highest city in world at 13,000+, Sucre-the most beautiful city in Bolivia, finally a native market of Tombuca-good food and textiles. Then wwe crossed the Andes after a couple of days waiting for the snow to melt on the 15,000 ft pass into Chile. At that point we were done with freezing nights, so we headed to arica on the coast. Spent time getting new spark plugs, and fuel filter so we could start paco at high elevation.
This got us ready to go to San Pedro de Atacama an the surrounding sight, salt flats with flamingos, salt pools, lunar like land scape,the world's largest copper mine, and some thermal hot spring at 14,000 ft, unusual geogliphs, and finally Chile's oldest church. After all that cold and high elevation we came down to highway 1 for a few days of beaches before we delivered Paco to the shipping company. Then we find out there was dock worker's strike, with no end in sight. So,we left Paco in a garage,to be stuffed in a container when the strike ends..
So,let the photos tell the story of our last month in South America ,my dream trip come true. Thanks to all those we met along the way. Special thanks to my travel companions that helped to make it happen John /Sharon. And a Thank you to toughest wife in the world,my beloved KARLA.