Davy’s Journal October 22

This morning my stomach wasn’t feeling good, so we left Mom’s and my bike in the village and took a bus up to Pimampiro, where we are going to stay for long time, while Dad and Daryl ride up here.  Later, me and Mom will go back down and ride it.

At the border we met these two friendly Canadians that gave us a ride to Pimampiro.  After they agreed, me and Mom went and got something to eat while they filled out all the paperwork for the car.  This happened to be the only country that they didn’t have to pay to get into – or so it seemed.

In the next city, they looked for a car insurance place and Mom looked for a bank to get some money.  Jonathan got out of the car with Mom and Andrew and I drove away.  After a while we started looking for them.

A little while later, Andrew was looking down a street when the car in front of us suddenly stopped.  Boom!  We crashed right into it.  Right next to a police car.  Luckily we were going slow so that it wasn’t a very sudden stop in which you go flying.  The bad news is that Jon had all the papers for the car.  After a while Andy paid $80 and got away without them even asking for insurance.

A little while later we found both Mom, who had found a bank, and Jon, who didn’t get insurance.  Oh well, they didn’t need the insurance in a crash, so why would they need it anywhere else?

We ended up in Pimampiro after a very long day.

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About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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One Response to Davy’s Journal October 22

  1. Becky P October 29, 2009 at 11:43 am #

    Hey Davy! what an awesome journey! I grew up in Argentina and I am now a school teacher in Texas where I teach Spanish. I am very jelous of you adventure! It seems to me that homeschooling on the road would not be so bad, right?
    I’ll pray for your families safety!
    Becky P

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