Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sunrise- 8 am in the southern hemisphere

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First day of school

Jon:  The process of finding a school for the girls began months ago and has not been without its challenges and frustrations.  But all that aside, Frances and Solana, with their brand new uniforms went off to their first day … Continue reading

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Stencil Graffiti- velo hommage to Gil Scott Heron

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Cargo bikes

Before I left Minneapolis I was in Calhoun Cycle looking for some touring tires, when I saw Civia’s new cargo bike.  I liked the design because the front load is a part of the frame and does not move when … Continue reading

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Cacheuta hot springs

Hey guys it’s Solana, I want to tell you about the hot springs in the mountains (they weren’t that high up in the  mountains) that we went to, they were awesome there was even a slide that was soooo fun! … Continue reading

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Stray dogs in Mendoza

This is Frances writing.  I never thought I’d see so many stray dogs here in Mendoza but actually I’ve seen 51 of them and we’ve only been here a week! I wish we could take them home, some of them … Continue reading

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A brush with bureaucracy in Mendoza

I went to a bank branch to pick up a money wire from the States. I took my number and waited- at least a half hour. When my number was called, the woman said, “Oh no, mi amor, you have … Continue reading

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View from apartment

No, we don’t have a balcony, but we do have a view of the foothills (pre-cordillera) west of Mendoza.

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Our encounter with the Harlem Globetrotters

As we waited for the final leg of our flight, Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina – a 40-minute flight – we ran into the Harlem Globetrotters.  The girls had their picture taken with Turbo, number 44.  The team’s road manager … Continue reading

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Packing for a year away

Each family member packed in one 8000 cubic inch duffel bag and a regulation, 42-linear inch, wheeled carry-on.  In addition, we had packed a wheeled duffel with all our camping gear (pads, sleeping bags, stove, water filter, and tent).  Finally, we … Continue reading

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