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.”

La Difunta Correa shrine, Ischigualasto, and Chilecito to San Juan, Argentina, Jan. 31, 2015

On the way into San Juan, we stopped at Vallecito, home of “La Difunta Correa”. The story goes that in the mid 1800s, Sra. Deolinda Correa followed her husband as he went off to battle, impressed into service as was common at the time. Sra Correa died of thirst on the trail, seeking her husband,Continue reading “La Difunta Correa shrine, Ischigualasto, and Chilecito to San Juan, Argentina, Jan. 31, 2015”