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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Today la trochita

Today we decided to have a small family adventure and catch the small narrow gauge train La Trochita which turns 70 on Monday.
The train left at 10 am we bought four tickets at 70 pesos each and sat back and enjoyed the view.
The morning was very cold but sunny.
I bought the kids some hot chocolate and dandoich tostado on the food wagon.


Today la trochita

Today we decided to have a small family adventure and catch the small narrow gauge train La Trochita which turns 70 on Monday.
The train left at 10 am we bought four tickets at 70 pesos each and sat back and enjoyed the view.
The morning was very cold but sunny.
I bought the kids some hot chocolate and dandoich tostado on the food wagon.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A few things Autumn 2015

Starting to get cold in Patagonia.
Jason has been making greek style yoghurt using a sieve made of material to remove the liquid and what is left from 1000mls of low fat milk is about 500ml of thick yummy yoghurt.
We eat it with frozen raspberries I froze when Jason was in Australia.

Zalia did not go to school this afternoon, she was tired as she stayed up with me late till 11.30pm.
She is asleep now while Jason watches Breaking Bad again and I am meant to do so much work.
Re send a paper to another Journal. 
Need to reformat it and send it now.

Zalia is now 5. She draws a lot, is going to swimming classes twice a week. Eats well mostly everything we feed her, she loves broccoli, avocado, meat, chicken, chocolate milk, biscuits, pasta, cheese, saldas, peas, noodles, vegemite toast, grapes, apples, sushi, home made pies, soup.

Photos
Here is Zalia trying to watch Netflix.
Here is Zalia dressed up as a clown with a red nose for preschool.
Here is a drawing of Adventure time cartoon Zalia drew the other day.




Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bush walking in Chile Parque Nacional Puyehue

Our last day in Chile we went bush walking up a mountain to see a look out in the Parque Nacional Puyehue where we were staying at Termas Agua calientes.
In the morning we got up early and packed up, we also made some lunch with whatever we had left over. So we walked over the the road to track to the look out. We brought lunch with us and it was great just being out in nature.We all did a lot of climbing and it was good to see my dad walk so much and walk up a large mountain.
There is so much native bamboo, old large trees coihues and i even saw rodent droppings and a chucao bird.
The main trees in the park are coigües and the as well as tepa, mañío.








After lunch we went for one last dip in the pool than got in our car and drove to Bariloche.
After leaving Chile and entering Argentina we stopped in Villa to get things for breakfast and arrived at 6pm to Bariloche. We stayed in a cabin in Dina Huapi as we made friends with the owners while we were in Chile as they stayed in the cabin next to us. Seba made friends with them and he drove in the car back with them to Bariloche.
The kids loved the cabin and got to watch cartoon connection and we all went for a swim the next morning early before Seba left to catch a plane back to Cordoba.





We then drove back to Esquel across the estepa and arrived very tired but it was  great few days to get away.



 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mini break to chile part 2


Saturday 14th March 2014
We also hit the local little park at the thermal bath resort.
It seems (I was told by my parents) that these exercise parks are everywhere in Chile to encourage people to do exercise and be out and about.
The kids had fun and we all did.
Thankfully we had just had breakfast, bread, jam, yoghurt, juice and coffee and the weather was warming up.








After the park we all went back to the Domo to pack up and get our toggs (cossies, bath suits, swimmers on) to hit the thermal baths.
We moved into a cabin and we had our own private spa bath on the deck with thermal hot water.
The cabin included everything, a fully equipped kitchen for cooking, beds, blankets, thermal water in the showers and bath and the outside tub or with a tinea.



Zalia and I in Tinea on our cabin deck





Outside the park in Chile

We stayed in our cabin Saturday night and had a bbq. We all went for a pre-dinner dip in our hot tub and it was sensational. Seba kept in the thermal tub for a while even when we all had gone to bed.
Next morning we had breakfast and decided to go for a walk before leaving.
We went for a walk to a look out and walked up the hill. It was a long walk and we were all getting tired and hungry. We had packed lunches thankfully and sat down by the walk pathway up on the hill to eat our sandwiches and chocolate.