Kenny and I depart on our South American adventure tomorrow night. It’s going to be a trip with many parts (and something like 11 flight segments in total). Here’s the basic breakdown:
Thurs 12/15-Fri 12/16. Redeye from Seattle–>Miami. Sleep a lot. Hang out in Miami with Kenny’s mom, and likely go somewhere nice for an early b-day dinner for Kenny.
Sat, 12/17-Fri, 12/23. In Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls. We’ll start with a day and a half in BA, explore the town, possibly take a tango lesson. Then we fly to Iguazu Falls for a few days to check out what is supposed to be one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Then back to Buenos Aires, where we’ll go to a futbol game and attend Marcelo’s wedding.
Sat, 12/24-Wed, 12/28. After our stint in Argentina, we’ll make our way from BA to Santiago to Coyhaique to Puyuhuapi (whew!), where we’ll spend a few days getting pampered at a spa in Northern Patagonia. We’ll also take a catamaran out to the San Rafael Glacier, and do some kayaking, hiking, and other outdoorsy things that we Seattle residents tend to enjoy.
Thurs, 12/29-Sun, 1/1. We’ll spend a day getting ourselves from Puyuhuapi to Chaiten, as we make our way to the Fu. The Rio Futeleufu is considered one of the best rivers in the world for whitewater rafting. We’ll have to do some serious acrobatics to get ourselves there, crossing our fingers the whole way in hopes that we don’t miss some connection or other.
Mon, 1/2-Wed, 1/4. Fly from Chaiten to Puerto Varas, and spend a few days hiking and hanging out by the lake. We’re staying in a silly B&B owned by a tall blonde German woman.
Thurs, 1/5. Start the journey home. This includes a few hours in Santiago, and then a flight back to Miami via Panama City.
Fri, 1/6-Sun, 1/8. Spend two days in Miami before flying back to Seattle. This includes the crazy engagement party that Judy and Ilene are throwing for us. Get back to Seattle on Sunday afternoon and try to get some rest before work on Monday…
I’m going to try to post some pictures along the way, but no promises… ;)