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Ice Ice Baby

After leaving El Chalten, we spent a couple of days in the town of El Calafate for one reason…to see the Perito Moreno Glacier.  We split a taxi with some new Israeli friends and headed out at 6 a.m. to avoid paying the national park entrance fee.  Hey, every little bit counts. 

The glacier is gi-normous…almost 20 miles long and 40 – 60 meters in height.  We spent most of the day walking along the viewing platforms, just staring in awe at this thing and even took a boat ride to get some up close views.  Every now and then a huge chunk would fall off and crash into the lake, which was awesome. 

Perito Moreno

Us on the boat

The next day on Thanksgiving while most of you were eating turkey and dressing, Kelly and I feasted on lamb risotto and a bottle of wine at a nearby parilla.  We missed all the typical goodies,  but  know they’ll be plenty of pumpkin pie next year.  Hope all of you had a wonderful holiday!

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