Monday, December 21, 2009

Greetings from Santiago!

We are now in Santiago, Chile, sitting on the rooftop of our hotel in order to find an internet signal, drinking a little vino, eating cashews...we stopped at a winery on the way here and purchased three bottles of wine to enjoy during our stay.

Our driver and tour guide picked us up at the dock this morning and took us on a tour of Valparaiso, stopping at various places, and then dropped us off at our hotel. Hmmm, it is not in the best of places, so we discovered, but I think that is true of a lot of Santiago. We were warned not to wear any jewelry out and to be careful with our possessions, even during the day time, and not to venture out at night. Sigh. Welcome to the real world.

Janet has a headache, so it is we three sitting here on the rooftop where we enjoyed a beautiful sunset and are now seeing the city lights surround us.

Tomorrow we will probably hit the Ho/Ho bus and see what the local area has to offer. Santiago is a big city, and that is not our preference, but we'll see what there is to see and determine if it is worth a revisit. At least the folks are friendly, and Spanish is much more user friendly than Portugese. Can you tell Brazil is not our favorite country?

Thanks for all the birthday wishes....another day on this side of the dirt is always a good one!

Love from Chile...buenos noches, y'all!


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i know how good your bed is going to feel when you get home! ha ha ha

mine sure did! sarge didn't get his last chemo today. he was not strong enough. we go see a radiologist tomorrow and a cardiologist too. more pet scans on wednesday and oncologist on thursday. sure doesn't seem like christmas around here.

we did have a lovely cruise though. another granddaughter got engaged on the ship and of course beth was just married and this was their honeymoon. i love to go on the grandkids honeymoons with them! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Sandee said...

Enjoy your stay in Santiago, but be very careful. I know you will.

Have a terrific rest of your trip honey. You'll be home before you know it. I wish I was there have some vino with you. Big hugs. :)

Amazing Gracie said...

I'm "doing it," although I admit it's been way too long. I keep saying that as I make my way around the blogs today. My intentions are good but I just don't follow up.
Sounds as though you've had another wonderful cruise. Good for you and may the rest of your trip be exciting - but not scary!
Have a very Merry Christmas!

Haley D. said...

Stay safe and see you SOON!

barb said...

Sitting on a rooftop watching the sunset with a bottle of wine and friends sounds purfect to me! The heck with veturing out! Enjoy!

Big Hugs ♥xo

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!
At first Buon Compleanno!
I was so busy for the next Eve dinner that the time flies!
I image how lovely it is on that rooftop, wine and a wonderful landscape!

Buona's late, i hope I can sleep!

See you tomorrow!!!