“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!