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It takes a long time to get to the Ends of the Earth!

Margy and I were off on another adventure and boy, it takes long to get to the ends of the earth! We had a great time on mainland Chile and Easter Island!

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Day 1 in the park
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Courtney Jordan
Back for Christmas in snowy Chicago!
view from our dome of the Torres
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Courtney Jordan
Well, the end of the trip is here. We gear up for our long trip home, just in time for Christmas!
inside our dome...home sweet home
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Courtney Jordan
took a van out to the wine region and visited Concha y Toro and Perez y Cruz. Both were really beautiful and we bought more wine than I think we needed but, hey...we were there! Ate lunch at a …
Our dome at the Ecocamp in Patagonia
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Courtney Jordan
Got our money back from front desk from the non-existent dinner/show and flew back to santiago
Tight Squeeze!
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Courtney Jordan
Walked around, shopped and more moai
Our first view of the famous Torres Del Paine
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Courtney Jordan
Had a 1/2 day tour today and saw more of the top moai sites. We booked a dinner/show for the evening through the hotel. After showering and getting ready we went over to the show and after much …
Duh..I thought this was real and just frozen!
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Courtney Jordan
Went to several sites today and learned more about the moai. They really are interesting and there are so many polynesian traits but, then again some Incan as well.
Giant Sloth Monument
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Courtney Jordan
Flight to Easter Island was good and wow, you are really out there in the middle of the ocean. Again a little confusion upon arrival but, got to the hotel ok. It was a little rainy so, we just …
Curious sea lions!
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Courtney Jordan
Got picked up around 9am for tour of the city. It is a much larger city than I thought. Saw lots of buildings and monuments all morning. Walked around on our own that afternoon and again had …
Wow - that was A LOT of birds
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Courtney Jordan
Left mid-morning for the long trip back to Punta Arenas. Stopped for lunch at the same place and then got to the airport to find that our flight was delayed. No food at the airport and we only got …
Mama & baby Penguin burrowed in the ground
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Courtney Jordan
Today we got to sleep in a little bit and then we were off for a day of hiking. Was really a great hike and not too challenging. Again saw lots of animals and our joke was to take pictures of them …
200,000 penguins...oh my!
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Courtney Jordan
After a great breakfast and pack up of lunch, we are off to see the park. We are in and out of the van all day with our little group and really get to see a lot. Salto Grande Waterfall, Grey …
Penguin national monument
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Courtney Jordan
We are up early and again a little confusion, as we never rec'd our welcome packet upon arrival in Santiago. We wait outside the hotel early, as we know we are supposed to get picked up for the …
Our boat to Penguin National Monument
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Courtney Jordan
After an early flight (which is longer than we thought and there was no food), we are hungry and ready to officially start the trip. After a little confusion with transportation, we take a taxi to …
Our hotel in Punta Arenas, really cool and historical
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Courtney Jordan
After a long night of travel, we arrive in Santiago around 10am. It is pretty hot. We walk around Bella Vista after checking in to the hotel. We have to go to bed early, as our flight is at 5:30am …

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