City Park in Bariloche

March 16, 2008

Today was a rest day. I feel like maybe I’m pushing Anders a little hard. There are so many things to do and see around here and I don’t want to miss out. But, he doesn’t sleep in the car like he used to, so when we go all day he doesn’t nap much.

We slept in until 10 (his choice, not mine) then ate breakfast and headed to the city park. We sat on the swings a bit and then Anders chased pigeons. He didn’t catch a single one (and frankly, they didn’t look like they were working too hard to avoid him). His favorite part of the morning was climbing up the steps to a bust of San Martín—the Liberator, and then having me help him get down.

Those wily pigeons are tough to catch...

Those wily pigeons are tough to catch…
Playing in the sandbox

Playing in the sandbox
San Martín--the Liberator

San Martín–the Liberator
Walking on a sundial

Walking on a sundial/mosaic of a rhea. There is a walking tour of sundials you can do in Esquel, but this is the only one I saw.

After a couple hours we headed across the street to a bakery. It wasn’t really planned, but after watching people go in and out of there all morning, I had to see what the fuss was all about. Plus, a pastry on a Sunday morning seems appropriate. They had all sorts of fancy cakes and pies, as well as a huge variety of breads and crackers, all baked on the premises. If I had someone to share it with I would have been so tempted by one of those pretty cakes. Instead I bought some medialunas for breakfasts and one cream-filled pastry, which I ate while Anders napped. (That’s right, I sneak treats while Anders sleeps.)

Bakery

Sneaking a peek at the bakery across the street.

After lunch at the cabaña Anders took a 3-hour nap (today was needed, for sure) and I read and took a 45-minute nap. It was quite luxurious. The benefit of not having an Internet connection is that instead of working or messing around with my blog, I read for the longest time in awhile.

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