Joel and Cara take 2

Posted by Lisa on February 19th, 2008 — Posted in Travel

Joel and Cara arrived, albeit 2 days late (they were stuck in Peru), on Saturday morning. We left Sunday for a trip over the Paso Agua Negra into Argentina and on to the Termas Pismanta for a few days of much needed pampering. You may recall from our previous trip over the pass that we took with Steves parents that we got a flat tire at the top. I’m happy to say that we did not get 1 flat tire, but 2 this time!!!!!!! After waiting several ours for the gendarme to come get us, Cara, Steve and Joel, were lucky enough to ride in the back of an open army truck for 2 hours (yours truly had a cushy seat up front) with all of our luggage. Needless to say, by the time we reached the hotel the 3 of them and all our stuff was covered in a thick layer of dust. Thankfully the next day, we were able to relax in the thermal spas, enjoy good food, wine and company. Steve and I picked up our 2 tires from the gomeria, that luckily were able to get plugged and patched and then able to go get the car which was 30 km from the border. We left Argentina on Tuesday, and enjoyed a beautiful, breathtaking drive home. No problems to be had…

Second flat tire and our reactions
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Gendarme to the rescue

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Termas Pismanta

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Pics from the drive

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Lisa in Chile Sweet Pea in Argentina

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Comment by Mom & Dad F

Glad that Cara and Joel finally made it! You’ve got to stop driving over the nails! Enjoy the rest of your visit.

Posted on February 19, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Comment by Anne Marie & Alex

It looks like you guys are having a nice time even with 2 flats!

Posted on February 19, 2008 at 10:14 pm

Comment by Mary Jane

Glad to see a resumption of the blog even though it appears we never got out of the Atacama Desert. I am ssssoooooo glad we did not get two flat tires on our drive. But, looks like you had a good time anyway. How are the shocks after the mountain passes?

Posted on February 20, 2008 at 1:44 pm

Comment by Terry

OH, The fun times of Chile!

Posted on February 20, 2008 at 5:24 pm

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