Monday, November 9, 2009

South American Travels!!!

WOW!!!!! I can not express to you the beauty of God's creation that I have seen over these past 4 weeks. Beginning in Chile and going down to southern Patagonia - Torres del Paine then over to the Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate, Argentina. I LOVED hiking through the Patagonia mountains and seeing the incredible mountains. The Perito Moreno Glacier was breath-taking and you could just see it go on for miles and miles. It is about the same size as the city of Buenos Aires. It is incredible to think about how it has formed through the years. From Santiago then we went over to Mendoza, Argentina.... wine country!!! We stayed in a really fun hostel there and went on a wine bike tour through the vineyards.... tried lots of yummy Malbec vino!

From Mendoza we went over to Buenos Aires and have been staying with a girl who is here doing mission work. It has been fun meeting all her Argentinian friends and have been living the Argentine life..... which is dinner at 11 p.m. to 12 and then hanging out after that until 3 a.m. to 4 a.m.... I 'm not used to this.... I need my sleep!! haha We went to Iguazu Falls from Buenos Aires and it was absolutely INCREDIBLE. I think it is definitely one of my favorite places in this world. Our hotel room had a view of the falls which made it really special. I just loved being in the middle of the jungle... seeing monkeys jumping from tree to tree, iguanas, hiking through the jungle to the different views of the falls, and swimming under a waterfall. I think everyone should come here if they have the opportunity.... it puts Niagra Falls to shame! haha We are now back in Buenos Aires and fly out TOMORROW. Oh my word. I can not believe the time has come so fast. I'm sure it will be such a change and adjustment going back to the states. I have SO enjoyed the last 8 months in Peru and traveling around and am so thankful to have this opportunity. I am really excited about what God has in store for me next and am trusting him and his perfect will for my next step!! Can't wait to get back to the states to see all of you!!!! Will be in Miami the first 5 days before heading back to South Carolina and can't wait to see my little neice, Grayson!!!! :)

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