Before church service, we dropped into the park in Providencia to explore the Hecho en Casa temporary art installation, sponsored by Entel, the company that services Katie’s burner cell phone.
Los Lagos or “The Lakes region” is about a five hour drive from Santiago. Much like Washington state, the region is made of mountains and glacial lakes it sets the perfect climate for one of our favorite fruits, cherries! We heard Chile had an amazing cherry season, but when they started popping up in stores […]
Milk and cereal are a breakfast so common in American households that I doubt few recall the time when they learned about the recipe and procedure to make a bowl of cereal. In Chile, however, breakfast cereal is still catching on. Here are photos of the cereal box of a local cereal. Note the front […]
Pulled some still photographs out of the YouTube videos from our time at Termas de Puritama, including from time spent in the air pocket behind the waterfall.
Our first excursion with our guide in San Pedro de Atacama was a hike through a trail in Valle de la Luna, Valley of the Moon. We not only viewed the dramatic rocky landscapes, but also a large sand dune. The kids of course wanted to sand board, recalling their experience sledding sand at Great […]
We left San Pedro de Atacama for the salt lagoons in the middle of the desert. These salt flats and water holes require over an hour rumbling down a rough dirt road. As our Chilean driver said, the lagoons are a dream, the road is a nightmare. We popped a tire on the way to […]
Our guides arranged for us to use a public observatory near San Pedro for an astronomy tour. Our guide, Jared, was highly knowledgeable about the night skies. He was also knowledgeable about telescopes, which were large (16 and 18 inches in diameter), and gave us a view of planets and stars as we’ve never seen […]
Chile has the third largest geyser field in the world, El Tatio, behind Yellowstone at #1 and some place in Russia coming in at #2. We woke the family at 4:30am to be ready for the 5:30am pickup time. The guides drove us about 90 minutes outside of San Pedro de Atacama to the geysers. […]
One our way to visit the geyser region at El Tatio, we stopped at a lagoon at about 13,000 ft to view the flamingos that live there. I had always thought flamingos lived in tropical regions, closer to oceans and marshes, though flamingos live and thrive in this area of the Andes Mountains. There are […]
We opted against another hike in the cactus valley, and instead we opted for a hike to a hidden waterfall in a gorge. The waterfall hike had cacti on it, but the cactus valley hike didn’t have a waterfall. We think we made the right choice, enjoying the lush river and waterfall in the desert […]