Saturday, February 16, 2008
Antarctica- the beginning Argentina
I just got back from Antarctica and still can not get the amazing scenes of my voyage out of my head. I decided that the only way to blog this would be each day I would focus on a few days from my trip. I can not do the entire trip on one blog entry. I hope you don't mind. I am beginning with Argentina. The picture above is the balcony where Evita and then Madonna spoke (or sang) to the people of Argentina. I really like Buenos Aires. We had a great time walking around. The city is very European. We visited many cute little cities. The Tango is very popular here. You will see people either painting pictures of the tango or dancing the tango on the streets.
When we were finished with Buenos Aires we flew to Ushuaia (which is the southern most part of Argentina). This is where the Tierra del Fuego is. They call Ushuaia fin del mundo (or end of the world). We spent the rest of our time in Argentina in Ushuaia. Below are some pictures of the national park of Tierra del Fuego. The mountains were beautiful. We had excellent weather- we really lucked out. Actually we lucked out with weather the entire tour.
Here is me with my siblings. I went with my parents and siblings on this tour. Josh, my husband was so nice to stay home and help out with our 2 children. I am so grateful for him because if he didn't help out I would never have been able to go.
Here is a picture of our ship the Nordic Norge. This is the ship that we voyaged out to the great unknown!!! We boarded the ship in the evening. We left that night around 10:00 pm to begin our crossing of the Drake Passage. I will blog tomorrow about crossing the Drake and our first landing in Antarctica!