Our bags are packed and we're headed out this morning for San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile. I'm expecting to get cold (high of 50 degrees), probably have a reaction to high altitude (San Pedro at 8,000 feet and one week later, La Paz at 13,000 feet), but we are both excited to see the wild desert in northern Chile, visit some more preIncan ruins, and hike around in the Salar de Uyuni near Atacama and the national park there where the lagoons are filled with flamingos. We'll probably freeze but I promise good pictures.
The idea of a 30-hour bus ride is a little intimidating, so I'm starting to think about home a little more. Here's a picture of a cat from Vina del Mar who's doing what I hope to do on the bus, taking life easy . . . Be well where you are!