My fascination for this Country started when I was a little kid back at St Mary’s and I don’t recall if it was geography class, or if it was Sister Comelion (sorry, I can not recall her actual name, maybe Sister Rita, but she was known for having comelions from South America and playing guitar – Way cool – We had her in second grade for music class with Sister Mary Michael) or if was a book I read about a little boy growing up on a ranch in Argentina. Not to be to confused with the first book I ever remember reading, which some of you may know the story, and a quick side story for now, that a number of years ago, my mission was to find the first book I ever remember reading, which, to the best of my recollection was called A boy named Joey (no, no self grandeur here at all :)!! I did finally find the book, thanks to my brother Jim and it was actually called I am David about a little boy who escapes from a concentration camp in world war II – great kids book by the way, if you have not read it) – But, I seriously digress, …ever since those days of day dreaming in Sisters class at St. Mary’s, I have dreamt of owning a million hectares Estancia in Argentina, …which later in life I added to the dream also having a winery and restaurant and kind of dude ranch for developing need children… – anyway, I am a pretty good dreamer… – But getting down here, I finally got to see it all first hand and realize I was justified in my dreaming. I stayed in Buenos Aires for 4 or 5 days to start my trip and saw all the sights in the City. Then I rented a car with a cool couple from Canada, Carol and Neil and we drove down the to the beach and through the Pampas cattle country – We tried to stay at a couple ranches for the night, but they were closed for the season being later fall now in South America. No matter though, it was still amazing and I still want to own a ranch down here and do all the dreaming I had planned to when I was 8! – I will let the pictures do the talking… – and leave you with the dream!
The Lake Country
Eva Peron Buenos Aires
La Boca, Buenos Aires
Centro, Buenos Aires (and something actually related to water :)!)
Other (non water) Central Buenos Aires
Recoleta, Buenos Aires
The Food and Wine (An Atkins Dieter’s Paradise!)
…keep the dream going!!