Coyhaique: An Urban Intermission

The weather looked like shit most everywhere. Piedra Parada seemed nice enough, but nice weather and no partners lost out to friends and poor weather in Coyhaique.  And Pablo had graciously offered me a place to stay, a true bonus. *** Pablo and Gaby are gone for the morning, but prior to departure, we have sipped […]

Escudo

“Es una mierda” Gabo says with a thinly veiled cough while trying to suppress a smile.  Next to him Cristina is telling Rodrigo that there are so many better places to take me than Escudo.  I just sit and take it all in.  Earlier Greta had told me about how Rodrigo had gone up there […]

Getting Out of Town

  “I’ll get the gate” I say as the red Nissan pickup truck slows to a stop in front of a sturdy, wooden gate.  I open the door and hop out.  The brisk Patagonian wind kicks the life back into me and is worlds different than the stagnant air of the truck cab and its […]

The Ice Cream Aisle

The shaggy haired blonde guy looked a bit out of place, no doubt just as I did. He was wandering around the Bigger grocery store with a stack of dulce de leche tubs. I pushed my sugary snack laden grocery cart away from the dulces and made my way toward Dave, Matt and Ting Ting […]