Last time we were in Bariloche it was high summer. This time it was winter. Fortunately they were experiencing a milder winter than the previous year. The sun shone on Roxi’s deck at mid-day warming it up nicely for taking in the view, chatting and reading. We immediately forgot about the past 20 hours spent on a bus.
In addition to Roxi, Cassie (woof) and Huck (meow) welcomed us back to their home.
Roxi, Cassie and Carrie went for a walk along one of the lakes. This was quite different from the scene in summer when there were many people playing in and by the water. In summer there were tents and BBQ’s everywhere along the shore.
The puddles were frozen over with a thin film of ice creating interesting patterns of shadow and light.
After a tough day of sleeping in, drinking coffee, playing farkel and walking Cassie we were all pretty hungry. We made a couple of scrumptious pizzas to enjoy with a bottle or two of Argentine wine. By the way, Roxi’s tales of us decimating her nest egg by gambling on farkel are greatly exaggerated!
“Would we like to go to a birthday party at a fancy restaurant in town?” Now, that’s a silly question.
We met a lot of really nice and interesting people in the cozy basement bar of a very fine restaurant.
The wine selection was pretty awesome!
Here are some of the happy party goers. The woman in orange was the guest of honor and we spent most of the evening talking with this group. The man on the left got Pat and Roxi seriously plowed. Boy did they look rough the next morning!
When you visit Bariloche you must eat at Boliche de Alberto’s. Alberto is a local legend with his mastery of selecting and aging the best beef. If Roxi asks, we made the trip back to Patagonia to see her….
Sunset in Patagonia