Monday, December 19, 2011

Cordoba

Last week we took a 4 day trip to the province of Cordoba.  Here’s your little geography lesson for the day…

There are 23 provinces (similar to states) in Argentina.  Venado Tuerto (the town where we live) is in the province of Santa Fe which is right next to the province of Cordoba.

Santa Fe is in the Northeast part of the country.  My older brother served a mission in Resistencia (which is in the province of Chaco) about 10 years ago.  I hope to visit there someday while we are here.

300px-Map_of_Argentina_with_provinces_names_en

Notice the little province Tierra del Fuego (The Land of Fire) at the very bottom of Argentina??  It’s close to Antarctica.  Wouldn’t that be cool to see??  We hear it’s amazing.

Anyway, we stayed in Villa General Belgrano which was a tourist town full of fun shops & restaurants.  Our hotel was down a really rough dirt road which was funny.  We had a great time swimming in the pool there.

DSC07278

DSC07288

DSC07298

Here’s a funny law office I saw.  Once a client, there’s no escaping – just look at that fence.

DSC07305

DSC07308

DSC07310

DSC07316

The next day we drove about 30 minutes to La Cumbresita.  It was amazing.  La Cumbresita is a little German town way up in the mountains located ‘right in the middle of a natural reserve.’  We had to park about a mile away & hike into it.  Like I said, it was amazing! 

DSC07329

DSC07334

 DSC07337

DSC07339

DSC07341

We heard that if we walked far enough past the town & through the mountains, we’d find The Eagle’s Nest, a high adventure park, so we kept walking…

DSC07345

DSC07354

and walking…

DSC07370

DSC07377

…until we scraped two knees & found this little shack in the middle of nowhere

DSC07360

We laughed when we figured out that the adventure park consisted of all sorts of crazy fun activities that our little family was way too young for (hang gliding, four wheeling, & repelling).  I tried to get Jared to do the repelling, but he resisted.  He said it would’ve been boring without someone to do it with.  So…we walked back…

DSC07384

DSC07397

and drove back to our hotel.

DSC07412

DSC07414

It was exhausting, but incredible.  Needless to say, we all slept really good that night.

2 comments:

rkkorth said...

So not cool posting pics of nice warm weather. We are freezing here in the northern hemisphere. We really miss you guys and will be thinking of you this Christmas. Loves to all!

Julie Jackson said...

What an adventure! Wish Gramps and I could of been there. Merry Christmas! Love You.