Don't we go on vacation to
paperwork? Fabian is free from the hospital and happy to have a plastic
free esophagus. After six days the paperwork our car was supposed to
come with should be complete. We've enjoyed the food and wine in
Argentina, but are here at the wrong time for good water levels. The
itch to paddle some whitewater is insistent, we pack up the car and
dedicate the day to getting over the border.
Making some adjustments to our roof rack on the 230k drive back to
Rok Sribar hanging tough and enjoying ice cream in Mendoza.
In town we make a quick stop
rental agency to make sure all the paperwork looks good. They give us
the thumbs up and we head up Uspallata Pass, it's an hour or two to the
actual border at 12,000'
Looking up a tributary to the
We make an obligatory stop at the Inca's Bridge.
It's an amazing spot and a
search didn't reveal much history about the natural bridge.
Looking up toward the pass is
sight, note the highway on the bottom right.
Aconcagua, highest peak in
America. Did our car change color?
a pretty big
From left to right, Darin McQuoid, Rok Sribar,
Fabian Bonanno, Andrej Bijuklic andIgor Mlekuž.
Wait isn't that the same rafting parking lot on the Mendoza river?
Apparently we didn't have all
paperwork we needed. So we were sent back ~2 hours to Mendoza to figure
things out. Eventually the rental car company just gave us the same
model car with the correct paperwork. Good thing they didn't have
anything larger with the correct paperwork. By the time all was said
and done we spend another night in Argentina.
It all fits, note the squashed suspension of the poor rental, and
that's before we get in.
Crossing the border into Chile we get to empty the whole car for
You want the original paperwork and we will keep the copies? Rok sets
the lady straight, that is not happening!
Only 3,000km later we make it into Chile.
Seven days of in country travel, let's hope we find some good
whitewater tomorrow! (coming soon)