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Rest and recovery in Pucon, Chile

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View A Rough Outline of our Trip on daveliz's travel map.

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Volcan Villarrica. The main attraction in Pucon, Chile

Our stay in Pucon, Chile, was pretty low key. Elizabeth had already been there and since she unsuccessfully attempted to summit the main attraction, the Villarrica Volcano, three times, and I was recovering from a bad cold, we decided to take it easy and enjoy the quaint, Swiss-like ski town. We did manage a mountain bike ride through some beautiful ranches with views of the area's three volcanoes and a few waterfalls. (Although getting there came with a few hurdles. Elizabeth, a novice mountain bike rider, fell off her bike towards the beginning of the ride and wasn't a happy camper until paved roads returned. I'm still working on toughening her up for the mountains.)

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The beach in Pucon

Before we started our around the world adventure I imagined that being ill overseas might make us home sick, highlighting the fact that we're gone for a whole year. To my surprise it didn't. We are only in our second location together, but I asked Elizabeth if she felt like we were traveling yet and far from home. She said no. I then offered a theory about this to her, "I think it's because to me, you are my home... it doesn't matter where we are in the world, as long as I'm with you, I feel at home."

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View from the bus on our trip entering the Chilean Andes and then into Argentina on the way to Bariloche

We're now in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, an easy nine hour bus ride through the Andes with plenty of amazing mountains, as well as volcanoes popping out of nowhere to keep us occupied. Bariloche is a beautiful town with a lot of outdoor activities. Now that I'm over my cold we can't wait to get out there!

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Crossing the border into Argentina

- Dave

Posted by daveliz 13:13 Archived in Chile

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¡Obama Ganado! (to think I was excited to celebrate our new president in my own living room!) Glad to hear you're having a wonderful time (minus the border closing due to the strike and Eliz's fall-- so sorry to hear that...you aren't kidding about adventures during your adventures! :)) Moved to the Navy Yard last weekend. Still getting settled, but I absolutely love it. I look out at the control tower at Logan and watch the planes for a bit every night. It's incredible...though nothing compared to what you're experiencing. Your blog really looks great. I'm enjoying living vicariously through you both. Mahalo! :)

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