Since I missed my bus last night, AGAIN, Felipe decided he would like to join me in the south for a few days and that he would drive me the 10 hours there! We stopped by his sisters bakery first before we left the city. They make the best brownies in the whole world!!!! It was soooo good. Felipe worked for a month in the bakery helping his sister so he made me a latte -- even with the little swirl. So I had a brownie, latte, and some of a 'pain au chocolat', which is like a pastry with Belgian chocolate. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :-) We left the bakery to begin going south..but had to turn around after three minutes because he forgot his wallet. Haha
The journey south was sooo beautiful. He helped me work on my Spanish, which is slowly, slowly improving. We stopped for gas along the way and there was a group of Americans there too - I think they must have been high school age, looked like they were on a kayak trip or something.
A friend of Felipe's from high school lived outside of Temuco, a city that is pretty far south and only about an hour and a half away from Pucon. We stopped by his house to say hello since he hadn't seen him in years. They made us little sandwiches with avacado spread and meat, and ice cream and tea. They were very kind, as most people here are. After we drove onto Pucon. We stayed at a hostel out of town (not what we were aiming for but the website looked cool and they had availability). We didn't arrive until about 12 at night. We met a few Canadians that had been in Chile for a while who were big into kayaking. The cabin was nice and comfy, except the water pipe had broke that night (which they had called us to let us know about it before we arrived) so we didn't have water until that next morning. A peaceful night in nature...