Archive for July, 2008

The Calm Before the Storm

Thursday, July 31st, 2008 Posted in weather | 1 Comment »

Written by Jamie I had to stop and take a picture of Laguna El Trebol and its reflection this morning. At the moment in Northern Patagonia, it is sunny and mild. According to the forecast, we are about to get hit with ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 Posted in phrase of the week | 2 Comments »

nos toman por idiotas:they take us for idiots. This phrase is used quite a bit. Enough said. 

Scenes from Today’s Ski Tour

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008 Posted in sports | 1 Comment »

Written by Jamie We decided to take advantage of the gorgeous day and went for a nice ski tour. In the forest, we came across this little guy. They were pretty friendly. Climbing up the mountains has always been a favorite way to ...

More Condor Love

Monday, July 28th, 2008 Posted in day to day | 5 Comments »

Written by Jamie Shanie and I were on another standard sunset walk with the kids. We were talking about what to post on "LIP" tonight. I look over my shoulder and see a flying object. At first I thought it was ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, July 26th, 2008 Posted in picture of the week | 6 Comments »

Shanie working her way into the alpine.

Sharing the Love

Friday, July 25th, 2008 Posted in day to day | 1 Comment »

Written by Jamie Our friends from San Rafael, Mendoza Province (chapter 1 of our lives in Argentina) came for a visit to enjoy their winter holiday. We took them skiing at Cerro Catedral today. Neither of the kids had ever skied before. We outfitted ...

Mucho Agua

Thursday, July 24th, 2008 Posted in weather | No Comments »

Written by Jamie We decided to take yesterday afternoon off from both skiing and work as the dogs needed to get out. Such are the trials and tribulations of parenthood. We went up one of our favorite river trails. This one follows the ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 Posted in phrase of the week | 1 Comment »

en el variedad esta el gusto:More or less translates to "variety is the spice of life".

Argentina Repurchases Aerolineas

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 Posted in business, travel | 11 Comments »

Written by Jamie In a classic Argentine about-face, the state has decided to buy back Aerolineas/Austral Airlines. As reported in today's BreakingNews.ie, Argentina originally owned the airline but sold it to a Spanish company in 1991. After 17 years and 900 million ...

Mother Nature Serving It Up!

Monday, July 21st, 2008 Posted in sports, weather | 1 Comment »

Written by Shanie It has been purely marvelous getting some good turns in the last couple of days. My legs and soul are very thankful. Yesterday we hiked up to the summit of Nubes chairlift. It was a spectacular day of wispy ...