Lucky for me that we planned this trip for the end of the Chilean summer.
That means Harvest Festival!
That means wine!
I enjoyed myself quite a bit climbing around through the vines.
Look at the size of this vine being held up by a pillar!
Staying at the Hosteria
This wonderful arbor covers a patio at the Los Quenes Hosteria. Just a 90 minute bus ride from the hosteria, was a big Harvest Festival in Curico...with grape stomping contests! But that could have had too much adventure. I watched the sunset from the arbor instead!
A Different Adventure
In this photo I look like I'm just sitting on a golf course somewhere, but it's more exciting than that. Beth took this snap of me out near some wild horses. First we hiked up to nearly 9,000 feet near a volcano. The wind was whipping around at about 50 miles per hour, so she couldn't even hold the camera still.
But down near the grassy marsh...
...it was calmer and there were cows and horses to observe.
I was enjoying a little animal watching when I noticed...
Yep, that funny little sign says Argentina! Our hike took us right past the sign, so that means...
I get to add one more country to my list!
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.