On the road to Rio Cuarto, Feb. 7, 2015

Argentina has many surprising works of public art and architecture. We passed a few of them along our way.  There were some unusual pieces of art, such as a gigantic ugly statue in a roundabout, a very large metal sculpture of a bicyclist by a bike path, as well as a stupendous new dinosaur museumContinue reading “On the road to Rio Cuarto, Feb. 7, 2015”

Last Sips of Wine, Feb. 6, 2015

Friday, Feb.6, 2015 Last sips of wine Since we must continue our journey tomorrow, today was our last tasting opportunity. We made an appointment to visit the Norton winery and taste sparkling wines at 11 am. After several wrong turns, we got onto the big highway (40), and made our way to Norton without muchContinue reading “Last Sips of Wine, Feb. 6, 2015”

A subterranean winery with a Latin name–very archaeological.

Wednesday Feb. 4, 2015, 32 C (89F) It doesn’t feel as hot as 89, probably because it was overcast most of the day. We decided to visit the thermal springs in Cacheute, outside Mendoza. When we arrived around noon, the place was packed with hundreds of cars and people. After a walk around to lookContinue reading “A subterranean winery with a Latin name–very archaeological.”

Lujan de Cuyo near Mendoza–Feb. 3, 2015

On our way in and out of wineries, we saw all these birds. It was great! Big day for Wine. Fist stop was Kaiken, in Lujan de Cuyo, where we joined about 8 other people for an English language tour. Very nice tour, lovely grounds, nice group of people from 2-3 different tours. Five wereContinue reading “Lujan de Cuyo near Mendoza–Feb. 3, 2015”

Getting Started in Wine Country

Today was a planning day. We called Carolina at 9 am. She came over and we discussed moving downstairs, parking the car in the garage space at the apartment rather than down the street and finding a dentist to glue Jonathan’s broken crown back (no more caramels). Fortunately, Carolina arranged a dentist appointment for 5Continue reading “Getting Started in Wine Country”

Mendoza, Wine Capital of Argentina

Why does Argentina have excellent infrastructure for transportation? With the exception of the vacation crowds in Valle Hermosa at the start of our trip, the roads have been in good condition and with light traffic, to none at all. Why does Peru have one speed bump per kilometer between Puno and Desaguadero (! There wereContinue reading “Mendoza, Wine Capital of Argentina”