|The landscape of central Argentina|
The first pueblo was having a Flag Day celebration outside a historic fort, but we were still able to enter the fort and check out the museum-like rooms inside. Somehow related to the Flag Day holiday, we also landed free hot chocolate!
|Flag Day celebration in a small village of central Argentina|
|Las Presidentas de Alta Gracia?|
|This picture doesn't do justice to the size of that pot|
|Sampling locro, a local type of stew|
|High school boys making locro as a class fundraiser|
|Neighbors waiting to buy the locro|
|Léa and her host mom|
|Bella Negra = Black Beauty|
We drove to yet another pueblo, looked around in a couple of cute stores, and then went to the home of Isabel's friends, an older couple who had just moved there for some peace and quiet. They were as friendly and welcoming as they could be, and served us a wonderful dinner of wine and cheese, homemade empanadas, and homemade pizza. We lingered, chatting, until it was time for Isabel to drive Léa and me to the bus station for our next overnight bus... to Mendoza!