|Harper and Shirley with el Torre in the background|
On Tuesday in the early evening Danny’s parents arrived in el Chaltén! We were all very excited to welcome them to Argentina. They traveled a LONG way to get here and it is so fun, especially for our kids, to have Grandpa Bob and Grandma Shirley here with us on our adventure.
|Three generations of blue windbreakers|
|The hills are alive...|
On Friday Bob and Shirley graciously offered to spend the day with Cal and Harper while Danny and I trekked on the Viedma Glacier. We had to wake up early to make the trip so Cal and Harper even spent the night before sleeping over in Grandma and Grandpa’s hotel room. Cal was “a lot a bit nervous” but after a few tears and an invitation to sleep with his big sister he went to bed. Unfortunately for us the trip got canceled midway through. We took the bus to the dock and got out on Lake Viedma for about a half hour when the sea got really rough. We hadn’t even made it to see the glacier when the captain decided to take us back to the dock. Apparently the wind was coming in too strong from the south and the waves breaking at the glacier were too big for us to dock there and disembark for our hike. We were pretty bummed out but Harper and Cal were even more so when we returned to town and met them at the park. “When we all go to lunch would you and dad sit at another table?” she asked me. “We really wanted to have lunch at a restaurant with ONLY Grandma and Grandpa.” Needless to say we all ate together that afternoon, but it looks like Danny and I at least get to go out for lunch on our own someday to make it up to Harper. Ha ha
Other fun things to report:
-We've gotten Grandma Shirley and Grandpa Bob hooked on empanadas.