Travel to the Ranch

Trip Start Aug 02, 2011
Trip End Aug 17, 2011

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Where I stayed
Sayta Ranch

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

We had a relaxing morning at the hotel with breakfast and getting packed for the next part of our trip.  Gustavo picked us up at the hotel around 10 am and took us to the San Telmo market.  We had a great time at the market.  As it was early in the morning it was not too crowded and we saw a lot of interesting items.  While Necia, Parker, Grandma, Shaeleigh and I shopped, Grandpa and Malesa stopped at a small cafe to have a drink (it was pretty cold outside first thing in the morning).  Once again, the market was facinating with handi-crafts and antiques.  We bought some cute little boxes made from oranges, as well as other varied souveniers.

As we were trying to catch a flight and had little time for lunch, Gustavo took us to a "casual" place by the airport.  The casual place was a stand near a soccer field next to the airport.  The food was very good, and the setting was very nice, but for those who a picky eaters it may not be the best choice.  We enjoyed BBQ pork sandwiches and local color.  Shaeleigh said it was one of the best pork sandwiches she had ever had.  Yummmm.  We also enjoyed watching the birds.  As it was a warm day the birds were out in force and there were all kind of parrots/parakeets flying around us while we ate.

We arrived at the aiport right on time and had a nice flight on LAN to Salta.  The flight departed on time and arrived on time.  There was no jetbridge to our flight, so we had to take a bus to the plane and climb stairs to get on the plane (no big deal, but odd for an airport in a major city).  The folks at Sayta ranch had sent 2 small taxis for our group of 7 with 7 large bags.  We got it all figured out and made the 40 minute drive to the Ranch.  While it was a little uncomfortable, we were all excited to get to the ranch.  It was also much warmer in Salta.  It reaminded all of us a little bid of El Paso, but is was certainly a change from Buenos Aires.

Martina and Enrique were waiting for us when we arrived at the ranch.  They had a small snack prepared for us as well as some drinks.  We spent some time unpacking and getting to know the dogs. 

We had a late dinner of Spaghetti with some great conversation with Martna who was from Switzerland.  It was interesting to hear about her life (she was very young and very pretty).  She said she loved to Malonga and she loved Argentina.  She said maybe some day she would like to see NY City.

The Ranch accomodations were basic, but the experience was great.
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