Monday, November 19, 2007

Buenos Aires Day 2

Met up with Mark & Robyn for breakfast in the hotel. Its included every morning in our “package deal” the gals arranged. The hotel is not as nice as Santa Fe but its clean and close to everything. We are right on #9 De Julio, “just minutes from the shops” according to Kelly. Wireless helps me get the blogging done at breakfast!






Kelly took this shot of me infront of the Obelisco... I figure its at the top of the box :-)








We walked many miles today and my legs are feeling it! Mark got his 400th geocahe at a very interesting Argentinian Tall Ship.




#400! Very cool.







There is a very sleek pedestrian swing bridge down at the waterfront. Here is a shot of the gang.




We scouted out some eateries down by the water frontand decided on Italian tonight just for a change of pace. I wonder if the spaghetti will taste as good as my moms...:-)

The rest of the team fly out today at 18:15 and we will head home Wednesday. We are sitting in the right now watching the largest traffic jam I have ever witness... we are guessing at 22 plus lanes of bumper to bumper rush hour traffic! I'll take some pictures tonight/tomorrow. For all you RC guys hoping for pictures of Latin American hotties... neither Mark or I have seen any.... well maybe a few :-)..... the women have seen lots of good looking men though :-)

Dinner as planned was Italian. We grabbed a cab and went back down to the waterfront as Mark had spotted a great menu from one of the many restaurants in the area. The cab ride was a nice break from the many miles of walking we have done in the past few days. Although the cabbies could not speak English, we managed to travel both ways with no difficulty whatsoever. Our total return cab fare down and back was $6.50 Canadian including tip! Forget walking! Check out the video :-)
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Here is the gang in the cab. We strolled around, took some more night pictures and then loaded up on pasta. It was delicious and very filling.




After dinner we continued to stroll (to work off the pasta!) and came across a soccer game being played under the lights. We stayed for ten minutes and marveled at the speed & skill these players exhibited as well as the seriousness of play. It was like pickup hockey... only better quality.

Kelly and I on the pedestrian bridge.



Kelly and Robyn in front of this neat neon art deco “sculpture”.





We then managed to get the last geocache in Buenos Aires for the four of us. It was a "micro" with coins in it so we left a Canadian quarter and Robyn left a coin and Canada Flag pin.
We then grabbed one of the half million cabs driving around the city for the trip home to the hotel. We are done for the night.

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