March 24, 2008
Yesterday we pretty much got packed up, returned the rental car, flew to Buenos Aires, took a cab to the hotel and had food. That was about it. Henry met us at the airport in BA, which was a nice surprise.
A small side note: There is a super annoying song in the Evita movie that Madonna sings (it’s not the one you are thinking of). I’ll sing it to you now.
“I want to be in BA, Buenos Aires, big apple!”
What does the big apple have to do with Argentina? Why does this song have to come up several times during the movie? When will it vacate my brain?
Today was all about walking around BA (after a leisurely morning). We took a cab to the Japanese Gardens and enjoyed walking across bridges and looking at flowers. We admired statues and tried to keep Anders from swimming with the Koi.
From there we walked through the city a bit, past sprawling parks and the zoo (where we poached a peak of a huge condor). I know not all of BA is like this, but the part of the city we visited was beautiful with lots of greenspace and people recreating.
The botanical garden was what I really wanted to see, so we headed that way. The gardens are free and huge. There are plants and labels and statues everywhere–it was heaven. I coveted the greenhouses. I drooled over flowers.
After our visit to the gardens we grabbed lunch and then headed back to the hotel. Anders took a bath and napped, I napped and showered. Then it was time to repack and head to the airport for Anders’ and my 8:30 pm flight back home. Thank goodness that Argentina loves babies. We were moved to the front of every line (and there is a lot to ggo through to get out of that country). We probably would have missed our flight otherwise. Like Henry said, at least Anders’ cuteness is starting to pay.
That’s the trip. We had a great time. We had stress. We got to spend a little time with Henry and can’t wait for him to get home on April 5th.