4/2/10: Bariloche, Argentina
How this post will be structured:
A statement about what happened today. (how many times we’ve done this before or how many times this particular thing has happened to us before or a random number of my choosing)
Example 1: I am about to begin writing a mediocre blog post that won’t be particularly funny or entertaining, but at least you will have something to read eight days from now. (>75)
Today we woke up early. (too many times, and none of those times have I been happy about it) We had a typical Argentine breakfast of some bread and some more bread. (17 or 18, however many days we’ve been in Argentina) We packed up our day packs with some snacks and our lunch (10,000) and waved goodbye to Nolise the dog and Bluse the cat (4). We walked to the bus stop. (800) We waited thirty minutes for the bus (799), were practically convinced we must have missed it and that it wasn’t going to come for another hour and almost gave up and walked back to our hostel (the almost part has happened many, many times; the actual giving up part has never happened…yet) We didn’t really know where we were going, so we just got off when all the other people who looked like they were doing hikes got off. (10)
After we got off the bus, we looked around and realized we had no idea where we were and what we were doing. (one million) We walked around for a bit and eventually asked another group of lost-looking tourists if they knew what they were doing. (38) But they didn’t. (17) We picked a trail at random and decided to walk up it. (8) Half an hour into it, we decided it wasn’t the correct trail and walked back down. (1!) We walked back down to the bottom of the mountain and walked to the beginning of another, easier-looking trail. (1 again!) We climbed to the top, using the new trail. (500) We stopped to look at the view and take some pictures (500). We ate a lunch of salami and crackers. (293) The salami did not try to fly away. (292). We climbed back down and took the bus back to our hostel (500). I took a nap. (250,000, and every time it’s still amazing). Kevin did not take a nap. (240,000) After a couple of hours doing nothing (2,300), we went out to dinner. (150) Dinner was delicious. (147) And cheap. (140)
Despite the salami-and-cracker lunch (293), the total confusion about what we were trying to do (one million), the getting lost even when it should be practically impossible to get lost (more times than I care to admit) and the fact that we spent most of the day walking (2,393), it was a really, really good day. (Every day. “Awwwww.”)
To distract you from this mediocre post that I have written (>75), here are a bunch of pictures!
Picture of the Day: It’s a winding road, and we still don’t know where it goes.