Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sweating it Out!

The boys & I took a hot and heavy (& boozy) day trip from Buenos Aires to Colonia, Uruguay.

James, John, Lair, Mich, Stephen, post Chivito
Mich Lyon set himself loose upon Uruguay! He nearly flipped his wig golf-cart before deciding maybe it wasn't made to ride 8.

Happy Half-Century, Mich!
As you can see, the Rio de La Plata (behind) is so gigantic you can't even see across it. It's just a river, but it feels like an ocean. And the other day, one of the hottest of the year, not even a fetid breeze dared whisk itself across the water. As they say in Argentina, "It's the humidity that kills!"

Below, Elton John demonstrates the facial sweat effect on paper napkins
On another day, back in Buenos Aires, we took a half hour train ride to take a boat ride through one of my favorite places in the world--Tigre. It's a delta of many islands along distinct rivers that eventually collect to form the Rio de la Plata.

Walter wears the largest pair of sunglasses on earth, naturally.
Tigre used to be really big with rowing Regattas. Back when, you know, Argentina was rich.

Most of that grandeur has decayed or died. Some of it has been preserved.
Inside the delta, homes are peacefully hidden away. It's like a rural Venice.
All the roads are rivers. These gazebos are the taxi stops.
One day I want to own a home here. Of course everyone thinks that's just a pipe dream. Jesse could never slow down enough to live in a place like this. Hey, try me!

1 comment:

Tony said...

Hey Jesse -

Thanks for the glimpses of Argentina - haven't been there - one more place to add to the list. Tigre looks cool. When you own your place down there, we'll all take a boat to your door. Hmm, maybe that's not the incentive you need. But still sounds like a good goal.