Siesta time and bitty bugs (San Pedro, Argentina)

“We’d better buy what we want now,” John said as we pulled into town.  “If we wait til we’re checked into a hotel, the store will be closed.”

We’re learning fast – Argentinians take their siesta seriously.  Everything – absolutely everything – is closed from 1 – 6.  If we want food, we need to buy it before siesta time.  We’ve learned that the hard way.

We’ve also learned that taking breaks on the side of the road here is excruciating.  Within minutes of stopping, we’re surrounded by swarms of itty-bitty black bugs sorta like sand fleas – and they bite.  Hard.

I can see we’re going to have to plan our days carefully.

Kilometers today:  54

Kilometers to date:   22640


The boys do their math every day we have a day off or when we have a short day on the bikes.  Much more comfortable to curl up in bed and do it than sit in one of those uncomfortable desks at school!
Math time

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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