Finally arrived yesterday in La Serena around 4pm where we are staying with Michael's sister, Soledad.
The flight could have been better. 3 hours of night turbulence, so we didn't get fed until around 12:30am. Then the large man sitting beside me couldn't get comfortable, and kept bouncing me around so I didn't get much sleep.
We were surprised to have Michael's brother, Danny, pick us up at the airport since we thought he was working up at the mines. We spent the evening with Mike's family eating, drinking mate, handing over gifts, and then sleeping for 14 hours.
We're just on way to Mike's other sisters home, Cindy, for mate.