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Northern Patagonia—what a difference!

69 °F


Pearl and I now have whiplash after spending a good portion of the past four weeks in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions. Upon landing in Puerto Montt, which is in northern Patagonia, we immediately noticed the beautiful temps in the upper 60s and lack of violent wind. Our short thirty minute drive from the airport to the quaint little tourist town of Puerto Varas took us past rolling green hills and cow pastures.

“I could live here forever”—Pearl

Honestly, during the drive it kinda looked like rural Michigan in the summer, but to our eyes, this landscape and weather is an incredibly welcome relief to windswept beige and brown.

Our hotel is a giant resort perched on a hill overlooking a beautiful lake with at least four volcanos in sight. On the premises is a giant swimming pool complete with two-story water slide, outdoor hot tub, and waterfall. Easy food and drink within reach.

Finding out that she could actually flush toilet paper down the toilet, Pearl made her stuffed animals sing the “Hallelujah” chorus.

We may never come home. Sorry Dave and Henry.


Dinner: Hamburger on odd flat bun. Still delicious

Sue’s new favorite drink, the Pisco Sour

Posted by skwclar 16:48 Archived in Chile

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