While we were on vacation in Argentina I took some video, and I was finally able to put something together with the footage! I set it to the song Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes because Jim always says it’s our song, and also because I had the song in my head so often while we were there. Somehow the beauty of the landscape reminded me of the lyrics.
On Sunday, I got back from an amazing two-week vacation to Argentina. The first stop on our trip was Patagonia to see the natural beauty of the country’s southernmost region. We camped for six nights in total, hiked many, many miles, and saw some of the most glorious views imaginable: massive blue glaciers, soaring peaks, and even the endangered huemul, a deer-like creature native to Patagonia, of which there are only 350 to 600 left in the world.
On Wednesday, I made this little drawing of Torres del Paine in Patagonia. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it yet, but Jim and I booked our tickets for a trip to South America in February. We’ll be spending 10 nights in Patagonia and three nights in Buenos Aires. We’re so excited!
Jim thought it was weird that I drew these mountains since we probably won’t be seeing them when we’re in Patagonia. Instead we’ll be doing our hiking on Fitz Roy and then also doing some day trips to Perito Moreno Glacier and the Viedma Glacier. I can’t wait!
Jim and I are currently in the process of planning a big trip to Patagonia and Buenos Aires. I think the plan is to fly down to El Calafate and make our way to Los Glaciares National Park to see the Perito Moreno Glacier. Then it’s off the El Chaltén, which will be our base for hiking and hopefully getting a glimpse Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy. During this part of the trip, we’ll basically be at the end of the Earth tramping through wild and beautiful landscapes. I’m both nervous and excited thinking about it.
After Patagonia, we’ll be flying back to Buenos Aires for a few nights, where we plan on touring the city and going dancing at a Tango club. We’re going to take eight weeks of lessons before we leave. With the experience we have with swing dancing, I’m hoping we’ll at least be good enough to dance a few songs.
I can’t wait for our trip!
Tonight, I did a bit of a timed trial to create this picture of the famous La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I gave myself 10 minutes to draw the picture and 15 minutes to paint it. It came out okay and it was definitely good practice!
Related to Argentina, I am currently in the process of planning a trip to Buenos Aires and Patagonia for next February. I can’t wait to go!