People, people, people! The internet was slower than dial up, heaven forbid, in Patagonia, or Pattie as we like to call it! So we are actually now back in Buenos Aires, but only for a few more hours, we fly to Santiago, Chile this avo.
It´s Nick´s birthday! Thank you all for the messages so far, he´s had a lovely morning (haven´t you Nick!!), I prepared his breakfast for him (made a cup of tea and picked out the nicest looking pastries), and presented him with a lovely birthday card (postcard which I hadn´t thought of who to send it to yet!), and I pre-ordered the Man Utd Season Review DVD to be sent to Burr Street (FYI padres). I am a fanTAStic girlfriend! I´m just trying to make up for the fact that he has to get on a plane with me later today, and after our return flight from Patty yesterday (more than bumpy, and it wasn´t solely due to the kicking 2 year old behind me), poor boy!
Anyway, let us not forget that it´s Lucy´s birthday too - HAPPY 25TH LUBLE McGRUBLE!!! We will try and get to a phone in the next 36 hours, we are thinking of you though, lots of love xxx
Ok, back to the bloggy stuff...we were in Patagonia (El Calafate and El Chaltén) for a week. We went on a wonderful full moon tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier (3rd biggest in the world after Antarctica and Greenland!), and it was cloudy! yay! so we went on a full day of ice-trekking etc to make up for that and it was awesome, perfect weather. We even had some glacier in our whiskey to warm up! Bit of a gimmick, but it was fun! P.S. HATE whiskey! What else...we walked around a lake on one of our days off and saw loads of wildlife, including wild flamingoes - photos coming soon Mazzle! That was a brilliant day. Then we headed 4 hours north the El Chaltén where it had dumped with snow the day before, but we got an incredibly sunny day - again super lucky with the weather! We hiked up a big hill to get an amazing view of the mountain range, including Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre (see photos), and a waterfall. Really tiring walking in the snow, so off to our big snuggly bed, only to find......bed bugs! And not small one´s either, there was a mahoossive one under my pillow (excuse me while i heave), about 1 cm diameter. We changed rooms, but the hostel put another couple in there the next morning, so Nick let them know, gotta look out for your fellow traveller! The weather sucked the next day, but we attempted a 3 hour hike...after about 30 minutes I convinced myself I´d seen a puma eyeing us up...honestly the photo is pretty convincing! You all know about my sometimes overactive imagination! So after pooing myself and refusing to step any further, we realised that it was a horse, one might think i´d know what one of those looks like by now! Safe in the knowledge that we weren´t going to get eaten, we followed it, it was pretty wild, but we got a gorgeous photo. He was beautiful, didn´t think much of our jamon y queso empanada though, strange!? After ´horsing around´, comedy genius, i was wet and cold and had heartburn, i paint quite a picture don´t I?! I gave up and went back to the hostel, leaving Nick alone to scale the mountain, but not without grave concerns - you all remember his last adventure, yes?! But he got lost very quickly, and by lost, he accidentally followed a track right back to town. Good job though, the weather had closed in and the rangers were telling people to turn back. You couldn´t see through the cloud anyway. Back to America del Sur in El Calafate, where the floors are always warm, ahh, for a good kip and back to BsAs.
So here we are, I´m sorry this is a mammoth blog, but we had some catching up to do!
We hope you are all very well, we´ll let you know what Nick got up to for the rest of his birthday (not sure what that will be yet, suggestions welcome!).
Lots of love,
Kash & Nick