Daryl: Today we took a 2-hour bus ride to the Glacier National Park near Calafate, Argentina. When we got there we went on a boat ride to see a huge glacier that dropped down into a lake. Sometimes pieces of it would fall off. It was pretty cool. There were a lot of people on the boat and they all wanted to be outside. It was so packed that it was easier to see the glacier from inside – but you couldn’t get good photos from inside.
Then we went back to the dock and the bus took us to a spot to hike and see the glacier. Unfortunately, it turned out that literally overnight the company that we went with decided that instead of leaving that place at 5:00 it was 2:30. That was pretty frustrating, but oh, well. It was a pretty cool place.
Davy: Today we went to see a glacier. We had to take a two hour bus ride to get there. I slept almost the whole way. It was so boring!
We ended up going on a boat to see the glacier up close. It was neat! It took an hour to do the boat trip. The boat was so crowded!
When we got back we walked on the path for a couple of hours. Then we came back to the bus and went back to Calafate.
Mom and Dad walked around town while Daryl and I went back to Pile’s house and watched TV.
Photos just don’t do this justice. That wall of ice on the front is as high as a ten-story building. Imagine the size of this glacier…
Pile graciously opened up her doors and allowed us to invade her house for a couple days. Thanks again Pile!