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Oct 21, 2012 - Day 14 Santiago

Day 14 Santiago Today was a pretty mellow day as the kids had parent/teacher conferences at their school. Missy thought it would be a good idea for us to bring the kids a picnic lunch from McDonalds. In theory that should be quick to pick up McDonalds but not so much in Santiago. They are definitely not measured on now quickly they serve their customers there. It was actually pretty comical and top it if there is apparently a ketchup shortage because when we asked for ketchup we were asked how many we wanted and they wanted a specific...

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Oct 21, 2012 - Day 15 Santiago

Day 15 Santiago The morning was spent packing up my stuff and taking the dogs fora nice walk. There is a nice park that provides a good spot to walk the pooches. I waked them alone as Missy was having her Spanish lesson. Of course I had been warned that they are the not cute cuddly dogs they normally are when they see another dog. I got to witness it first hand. There was a lady walking two little dogs who were off leash. I purposely got the dogs off the side on a hill and what does the lady do, she lets her dogs come right at Daisy and...

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Oct 18, 2012 - Day 12 Cascada de las Animas

Day 12 Cascada de las Animas Just a couple hours outside of Santiago is a nature reserve that offers a lot of outdoor activities such as hiking, rafting, zip lining and horseback riding. Missy and I headed out there for a girls get away. Upon arrival we were both in awe of the views. It is amazing to see the green mountains with snow capped mountains in the background. The property has a lodge which consists of 12 free standing rooms. The rooms are round and made to look a little rustic but inside it is nice. The are also a bunch of cabins...

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Oct 18, 2012 - Day 13 Cascada de las Animas

Day 13 Cascada de las Animas The morning was crisp with a bright sun. We really lucked out with the weather as we have had a string of sunny days. Breakfast provided us with our morning entertainment. The music was rockin and we got to hear a Spanish version of "I Will Survive"sung by a man no less. Our horseback ride started at 10am. After a quick review of 'how to ride a horse' it was time to hit the trail. My horses name was Caiwin which meant gossip ha ha ha. We started our climb up the mountain and Missy quickly learned that my horse...

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Feb 8, 2010 - Culinary stop 2 - La Vaquita Esha

Between the two wineries visited on this excursion day we made a stop at a popular local restaurant. Though they are known for their grilled meats, grilled over an open fire in the middle of the interior restaurant, we were recommended to try a local specialty - a sort of meat and corn casserole - delicious! Filled with ground meat, chicken, olives and egg and topped with a corn bread and fresh corn topping - we shared that and a fabulous avocado salad. You can see from the photos - the restaurant had a fabulous little bit of...

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Feb 8, 2010 - Cavas del Maipo - artisinal wines

Our wine excursion day took us from Chile's largest winery to one of it's small gems. The owner himself took us on a tour of a traditional wine making process passed down in his family through the generations. A great sense of humour and a humble demeanor left us all feeling that we had experience a truly traditional taste of the Chilean wine making world. At Cavas del Maipo as much as possible is done by hand or in the traditional fashion, right down to the "digital" labeling. He tells us this method of labeling is the modern version of...

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Sep 17, 2005 - Exkursion zur Trinkwasserreserve von Santiago

Als nächste Exkursion stand der Besuch des Stausees „el yeso“, inmitten der Anden auf dem Programm. Aufgrund der grossen Anzahl an Anmeldungen waren wir dieses Mal mit zwei Büschen unterwegs. Vom U-Bahn Drehkreuz Baquedano, von wo man bei guter Sicht bis zu den Andengipfeln sehen kann, ging's dann in Richtung Südosten in Richtung der Berge. Angenehme zwei Fahrstunden später – mit einem kurzen Verpflegungsstopp in einer kleinen Stadt - verliessen unsere Fahrzeuge die gut asphaltierte Hauptstrasse und setzten die Fahrt auf einer ziemlich...

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