A Day of Horse Riding outside Bariloche

Trip Start Feb 17, 2010
Trip End Apr 15, 2010

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Monday, April 5, 2010

I woke up late to make breakfast - it was our cook group's turn.  We skipped the eggs and the tea water.  What a fiasco!   Then we ended up waiting  for 1/2 hour for our transport to the estancia.  There was a lot of confusion about how this was going to work, because we then went to pick up the folks at the hotel and they thought the transport was coming later so they were in the middle of breakfast and had to rush through it.

We had a lovely ride.  The scenery was fantastic - up into the hills in the morning and in the pine woods in the afternoon.  My horse was the more usual pokey variety again today but he was a nice horse.  He did perk up considerably when we were ready to turn around and head back to the estancia.  He was trotting along and would have gone faster I think, but I tried to restrain him since I am not so comfortable bobbing up and down

We enjoyed our last Argentinian BBQ for this leg of the trip with chorizo sausage and steak.  It was quite good.  The estancia had the horse tack and old farm implement decor with old photos as well.  The dining area had lots of windows and you could look out and see the horses in a small pasture.

I got left off in town on the way back so I could buy some t-shirts that I had seen the day before when shopping with no money.  Then I waited for the #20 bus to get back to Camping Petunia.  The bus was extremely crowded...I had made a dart to get on and was maybe regretting it.  It was hard to stand because there wasn't always something good to hang on to, but after awhile enough people got off and some nice young woman offered me the next seat.

When I got back, I wanted to take some sunset photos of the lake.  Some of our group were down on the shore drinking and playing another true and false game with shocking revelations.  They are quite into this.  I have difficulty but eventually I did come up with a few lame ones.  These shocking tales are very heavy on sex and other body functions.

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