Posts Tagged ‘patagonia’

I have 438 unread blog posts in my Google reader. I have 117 work emails waiting for me. I have over 250 Gmail emails.

But I’m in a really good place. That trip was unlike anything I expected. And it gave me everything I needed. And most of all it reminded me of ME. 2011 is going to be one amazing year.

Here are a few pics of my trip. Many stories to follow ūüėČ

Bariloche, Argentina










Bike ride day 1 - On the right


Pompa Linda (Mt. Tronador), Argentina




On top Mt. Tronador



Bike ride through the canyon

Bike ride through the canyon


San de martin de los andes


Heading into Chile


No man's land - between Argentina and Chile


Pucon, Chile

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It made me so happy to walk home last night in the fresh snow. The first snow is always so silent and beautiful. I LOVE it!

I’m happy that while I had my last boxing session last night (which was one of the best sessions so far)¬†for 2.5 weeks I fully plan on buying another pack of session when I’m back.

I’m happy that tonight, myself and 7 girlfriends will be gathering together for a nice long potluck Holiday dinner together. Wine, copious amounts of food, and the girls = IDEAL.

I’m so happy that Thursday night I’ll be going home, relaxing in my childhood home, playing with my cat, sleeping in¬†the morning¬†Christmas eve, being with my family, and eating. And watching Elf! I’ve never seen it so my family has decided it’s time for an Elf intervention.

I’m happy, and beyond excited that in one week I will be flying to Bariloche, Argentina. I will start a 10 day, once in a lifetime, northern Patagonia exploring trip with my work friend. (I’ll also be away from work for almost two full weeks, woohoo!)

It’s a strange feeling to wake up happy and realize it’s 100% without B. I guess it’s been a year in the making, but it still is this weird recognition where I almost catch myself and think but wait, B and I left things in such a bad place, how can I be happy? Who knows what will happen in the future. All I can do is focus on now, and I¬†know that right now I feel like maybe I am¬†finally, finally, letting myself move forward.

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NORTHERN PATAGONIA! I’m going I’m going I’m going!

I will be heading with my coworker to Argentina where we’ll hike, bike and white water raft our way¬†on to Chile. Once in Chile we are planning to climb Villarrica Volcano. An ACTIVE Volcano. We’ll be outfitted with helmets and ice picks to do so.

This is definitely one of the biggest trips I have ever taken. It’s happening at the right time in my life and while money is now stressing me a little it’s worth it.

When else will I be able to take a trip like this?

Northern Patagonia region

First stop - Mt. Campanario, Argentina

The center of Villerica

Climbing Villarica

The center of villerica

The center of Villerica

The center of Villarica

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