Heading South (El Tolar, Bolivia)

Ugh.  Why does the first day back in the saddle after an extended break have to be so hard?  Ugh.

It was a beautiful day – the sun was shining brightly and it didn’t take long before we started shedding layers – we were even down to t-shirts and shorts by midday! What a contrast from the frigid morning.

But the most bizarre part of the day was this lovely hotel in the middle of nowhere. People had told me about a hotel in El Tolar, but El Tolar wasn’t on any map – not on either of mine, not either of Anna and Alister’s, nor on Google maps – and yet there is a very  nice hotel.  We decided to take advantage of it and call it quits for the day.

It’s great to say we’re traveling again!

Kilometers today:  52
Kilometers to date:  20859

Cycling the altiplano
fixing a chain

Taking a break

Davy in El Tolar

books by Nancy Sathre-Vogel

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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