My Mom turned, well, a year older, today. We spent the day riding the beautiful and fun trails in Bosque de Arrayanes national park. The rain has left us and the lake district is shinning in all of its glory. We bought her some more chocolate (another thing the lake district is famous for) at the store we had decided was the best after a long and thorough testing of all of the local chocolate shops. Afterwards we ate dinner at a great retaurant specializing in Patagonian cuisine, finishing off the meal with some flan and dulce de leche. Oh how I will miss that dessert.
In the morning we fly south to El Calafate from where we will travel to El Chalten to start our hike around Fitz Roy. It might not be very cool to hang out with ones parents, but I am not complaining.
P.S. I am not having any luck uploading photos on these computers in town, so you will all just have to look forward to a shmorgasborg of photos in a couple weeks.
P.P.S. Good luck to all of you in the finals push right now.