And the Dream began.....

And the Dream began... I can remember my very first sailboat as if it were yesterday...the shiny, bright red hull, the brilliant white sail that could blind you in the afternoon sun as it danced across the water. I loved that boat and would have done anything to keep it safe. Even fall off the dock and almost drown...but that was many moons ago and I was only 3. Thank goodness for a quick dad! My pride and joy and I were both safe and lived to sail another day. There have been many more loves in my life since that wonderful week on Keuka Lake and a good a share of them have been the sailing variety. So I guess that it was only natural that over time the dream to sail around the world would become a passion. I am very lucky that the man in my life, my husband Gar, has humored me in following this dream. We are getting there and hope to set sail once we retire but the journey has been fun. Hope you enjoy the ride!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Buenos Aires

Week 5 – Part 2
Once we actually made it out of the cruise terminal we were on to our next adventure.  Taxi to Casa Lucy was quick and our host, Enid, was waiting patiently.  Casa Lucy is located on a tree-lined street in the Palermo Soho district of Buenos Aires and convenient to the Subte.  Our plan was to spend two weeks in BA and then take off and see some more sights in South America.
It became our home for the next three weeks.  We fell in love almost immediately!
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Kitchen and view from the kitchen to our balcony.
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IMG_0104           Bedroom at Casa Lucy
After we had settled in and found the ATMs, grocery stores, wine stores, etc. we thought it was time to get out and figure out this city of 13 million people.  Best way to get your bearings is a Big Yellow Hop on- Hop off Bus tour! So that was our outing on Saturday. 
We were able to hop on a few blocks from Casa Lucy and 4 hours later we had completed the Grand Tour.  This city has an abbondanza of trees and that doesn’t always mix with open air double-decker buses!  Watch out, Watch out, Watch out!!!
I highly recommend the Big Yellow Bus Tour.  Now we were just about ready for anything…language barrier aside.  On Sunday, we wandered around Palermo and met Enid and her husband John for lunch at a typical Argentinian parrilla called La Cabrera.  When we initially booked the apartment with AirBNB we were a little concerned about renting directly from an owner and the language barrier upon arrival.  Turns out Enid and John are from Vail, Colorado, their daughter Piper lives here in BA and they visit often.  At this time, Piper is traveling around southeast Asia and they are down here dog sitting.  Small world..and no language barrier here!
La Cabrera
La Cabrera was delicious.  We just need to figure out what cut of beef we want to order. 
Can’t believe we have been away from home 5 weeks now.  Time is flying. 
Time away from home… 5 weeks.
Distance traveled – 13,694 miles
To see more photos of our excursions while in Buenos Aires just click on the red excursion to visit “Dreamchaser Travels” at Shutterfly!
Till next time,
Don’t forget to relax and get some sand between your toes!!

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