Archive for February, 2008

The Watching Waters

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

      28 February 2008 We heard of a place, faraway; a place of lakes, mountains and mystery.                                                                                                            Photo by Stephanie Hackney   For the rest of the story, click here:      

The Road to Ushuaia

Monday, February 18th, 2008

  Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world, is more than a place on the map, it is a symbolic destination that becomes a Life List goal for many people. Young backpackers flock here to punch their ticket, retirees use it as a jumping off point for their dream trip ...

Narrow Passages

Saturday, February 16th, 2008


Sure Signs

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

Many times when you see a highway warning sign you never know if they are worth heeding or not.   For instance, down here in Patagonia, if you see a guanaco warning sign, you might, or might not see one.     For the rest of this story, click here:    

Days of Many Moods

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

14 February 2008   Lago Fagnano, Tierra del Fuego, Southern Patagonia, Argentina S54.53362 W67.22849   We found a nice campsite along Lake Fagnano a couple of days ago. The view was beautiful, but like the rest of our trip down Patagonia, the wind was blowing very hard.  Photo by Stephanie Hackney We don’t have a wind gauge, ...

The End of the World

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

02/14/2008 54° 48.73' S We've reached the end of the world. All is well. We're in Ushuaia, Argentina. It's the southernmost city in the world, located on the island of Tierra del Fuego (land of fire), off the southern coast of Argentina and Chile. It's separated from the South American continent by the straight of ...

The Gas Man

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

    One of the challenges of world travel is procuring fuel. Generally gasoline and diesel are not a problem unless you are in an area of spot shortages such as Patagonia, where we are now.   Propane, however, can be a problem. Because different countries use different physical couplings for dispensing the ...

Making Good Time

Friday, February 8th, 2008

02/08/2008 02:10:34 GMT We are 6,186 miles / 9,955 km from the center of the culinary universe, the Maid-Rite in Newton, Iowa. But we are only 697 miles / 1,122 km from the Jumbo parking lot in Viña del Mar, Chile, where we started our South American journey. When we pulled out, our ...

Patagonian Traffic Jam

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008


The Ends of the Earth

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

  Parque Nacional Los Alerces, Argentina  You can travel to the ends of the earth, but you just can't escape quality Iowa manufacturing...