Woohoo!

Got out of the city again. Now that Amelia is gone, I have Luke all to myself! Muahahahahaha!!!!

After a late night of doing pretty much nothing except letting on my ignorance of things pop culture…I got up around 10, half wishing to go back to sleep (I still feel like I’m slightly wishing I was still asleep) half excited to get out and about.

YAY for the bus ride. Nap time. Except ever since I got sick in Peru, my stomach hasn’t been very happy on the bus. I feel like Natsu from Fairy Tail, a Japanese anime and manga. He always gets transportation sick.

Well whatever. I survived the ride without losing anything from my stomach and a bit more rested. It was approximately a 2 ½ hour ride, so by the time we got there, it was lunch time. And siesta time. The terminal was pretty much closed because everyone was gone, presumably napping. I constantly tell my brother Argentina is his country since he likes his naps so much.

So we found a cute little restaurant with outside seating. I love outdoor seating with the weather down here. Although I’ve been sweating bullocks the last few days. AHHH so much sweat. We got a beer, of course, an empanada, which was DELICIOUS and this plate of beef type things…

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😀

Empanada
Empanada
Beef plate
Beef plate

Sneaky Luke
Sneaky Luke

So this may have been the first time I had ribs, because most ribs are pork and I’m Jewish and don’t eat pork. Also some of those things on the plate scared me slightly. “I think they’re some type of intenstines…” says Luke. “Yup, liver.” I confirm. The flavor was pretty good and I enjoyed it…it was just weird. Especially the texture. But I made a friend.
Hello there
Hello there

Mhmmm crotch
Mhmmm crotch

And off to find horseback riding.
Disney character painting on a wall, awesome grafiti
Disney character painting on a wall, awesome grafiti

Centro Commercial...more like just a shop
Centro Commercial…more like just a shop

Exploration!
Exploration!

Directions from locals brought us to a horse riding place. We had to go for at least an hour, up to 3 hours. 100 pesos for an hour, 200 for 2 and 280 for 3.
Let me give you a little background of my horseback riding experience. When I was a kid, I read the Trixie Beldon novels. Something really cool about fiction novels, is somewhere between all of that awesome plot is some actual useful information. Like that you should use your legs to stay on the horse. Anyway the books got me really interested in horseback riding. So around the time my dad promised to take me paintballing one day (he still hasn’t), my mom promised to take me horseback riding one day. She took me on a trail ride on Long Island, probably a
Horsey's running
Horsey’s running

Starting the trip with Alfahorse
Starting the trip with Alfahorse
Riding a horse on the trail, been imagining something like this since the first time I went camping
Riding a horse on the trail, been imagining something like this since the first time I went camping
Pretty view
Pretty view
Just following the guide :)
Just following the guide 🙂
Taking pictures on a horse is a bit difficult
Taking pictures on a horse is a bit difficult
Or the world is just spinning around
Or the world is just spinning around
Selfie on a horse....was praying I wouldn't drop the camera...I didn't
Selfie on a horse….was praying I wouldn’t drop the camera…I didn’t
Sherpa or guide
Sherpa or guide
We're horse people now, Luke and I on Horsè and Alfahorse
We’re horse people now, Luke and I on Horsè and Alfahorse

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Hey Luke! Look back here!
Hey Luke! Look back here!
Got a good picture
Got a good picture
Just have to love the mountains
Just have to love the mountains
And looking down from a mountain or high places
And looking down from a mountain or high places

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Horsè loving Alfahorse
Horsè loving Alfahorse
Alfahorse loving Luke
Alfahorse loving Luke
Luke doesn't like Alfahorse
Luke doesn’t like Alfahorse
Blue skies come out
Blue skies come out

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Loving the land
Loving the land

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And apparently loving the sky
And apparently loving the sky
Still can never get enough of nature
Still can never get enough of nature
I need a country house...badly
I need a country house…badly

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Back already?
Back already?

Alfahorse, you will always be my first!!!!
Alfahorse, you will always be my first!!!!
half hour or an hour, where we walked and followed the horse in front of us. So basically I sat on a horse for a period of time looking at nature.

Fast forward. 3 hours takes us through the mountains. 3 hours it is. Oh and I was wearing shorts… So it was Luke, myself and our guide. And I actually got to control the horse. Left, right, stop, faster. Even got it to cantor at one point for a couple of seconds before I thought I was going to fly off.

So now I feel like I can take on the world on a house. Totally should have worn my Indian Jones style hat. That would have been awesome. Guess I’m just going to have to go back…except wear pants next time.

Ouch, didn't appreciate that when I went out dancing...or trying to dance
Ouch, didn’t appreciate that when I went out dancing…or trying to dance

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