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…
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.
And off to find horseback riding.
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
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.