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day 7

rosario to puerto iguazu

not sure where i left off, but i´m here now at iguazu hostel, tomorrow we are going to go see the falls. the bus ride here from rosario was 19 hours, we left last night at 10pm and got there today around 5pm.

these past 36 hours have been a whirlwind considering how relaxing the preceding few days were at maxi´s. i think i mentioned the party we were going to go to last night. it was in rosario and we left to take the 30 minute taxi there at 3am. we had only munched on some empanadas around 6 when we woke up, so i was pretty hungry by the time we had dinner at 11 -- pizza. they ordered three, a cheese, a tomato and cheese, and a ham egg olive cheese pizza. i tried the last one first but the tomato and cheese looked too delicious to pass up on, so i didn´t. two bites away from finishing star informs me that we´re going to have chicken sandwiches and that they were about to come any second (tonight was take out night). sure enough, a second late, the door rings and the chicken sandwiches had come. and they were sooo good. they were little toasties with melted cheese, ham, chicken, and ketchupy sauce. really good. and fries. alright i should stop im making myself hungry.

finished dinner around midnight then hung around til 230 when we started getting ready. everyone took a cat nap but i couldn´t fall asleep so i just watched tv while the, lily played bejeweled on the computer (her favorite pasttime). the party was crazy, there werent 5000 people there, but there were at least five dinner areas that had bars, dancefloors, discolights, it was a big thing. the drink to get there was called a champange shower, for 100 pesos they gave you a bucket to pour a bottle of champagne and a bottle of speed (redbull) into and then are given cups to pour it into. it was pretty good. also, towards the end of the night there were platters of little pastries served at the bar... yummm

the party wasnt over until 9am, we took a taxi back and stopped at the grocery store to finally get ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies for the family. we made the cookies right when we got home, the brown sugar is different here so they turned out a little different but still delicioussss. came out of the oven just in time for breakfast at 10am. i would give my right arm for one now.

anyways, we passed out for a few hours, got up for some leftover grilled chicken sandwiches, then took our time to pack up and clean up cande´s room. we left around 4 or 5 with maxi cande and their parents. we stopped at this huge park next to a pretty impressive monument that i dont remember the name of. a bunch of craft stands were set up along the sidewalk that opened up to a huge park right on the river. we checked out the stalls, walked along the river and across the street at the monument, took a bunch of pictures then got back in the car to head to the bus terminal. we were 8 people squeezed into a five person car, cande sat in the front with her mom and there were five of us in the back, but it wasn´t too uncomfortable. as we were driving we were listening to the game of the local soccer team, the whole family was so into it (apparently they would have been there if it wasn´t for us.... ooops), when they scored they went crazy, the dad was honking the horn with excitement for at least a minute.

we got to the terminal maybe an hour early, and they waited with us the whole time (even through star and maddys bickerment about how rude it was star was eating all of maddys food), literally until we drove away. the mom was even crying :( gotta go, people want the computer. should go to bed anyway we have a longgggg day of iguazu tomorrow.

Posted by alexascamp 19:03 Archived in Argentina

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By now, you are 400 lb, an alcoholic, with no way to tell if it is dark or light out. I'm jealous! Do you think the entire continent is nocturnal, or just you and your mates? Sounds like you are all getting on well. Is money going faster or slower than you thought? Do you have a travel itinerary/timetable, or is it follow your nose? Do you need a contact in Santiago? What are you doing for exercise, are you walking a lot to see things?
How is the backpack working out? Anything you wish you had packed? Giants beat Rockies 2-1 behind MadBum, a bit erratic but got the win, Crawford, Scuturo, Pagan and Buster current heroes, with Panda fielding like he only weighs 175 lbs. Dodgers idle so still 8 games up, magic # 9, should be a canter from here in. Pizza with the Patricks on Thursday, plus I do my volunteer tutoring tonight in Marin City, a cool 4th grader I like a lot. Lots of love as always xxxx luwamh

by Phil Garratt

Hi Scamp! I'm exhausted reading about all that you have been up to! Mill Valley and Scott Valley probably feel like a million miles away. Do you have plans for what happens next? Patagonia? The blog is great. Can't believe you've only been gone 11 days.... xoxoxo

by Susan Garratt

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