[February 9, 2019]
The Chile posts continue! Brandon’s work schedule was very busy during the week, so we tried to take advantage of Saturdays to get out and explore! Something we really love about traveling and living not in a house is that we feel like we have the time to spend the day together without other commitments and household projects to take care of.
This day we laced up our walking shoes and tracked over 6 miles on foot! We walked on the road (Pedro de Valdivia) that led over the chocolate milk river (as we called it) and right to the Parque Met.
Over the river, the chocolate milk river, to Parque Met we go.
Despite the heat, we trekked up a long hill to the Japones Garden.
The view was worth it! The big tower in the back is the Costanera Center, the tallest building in South America. It served as a great vantage point from everywhere in Santiago.
We then caught the gondola all the way to the top of the hill to see Cerro San Cristobal.
We climbed all the stairs to the statue Mary. And then I took the oldest 3 to the small cathedral that was there. We had a fun little lesson about cathedral and the purpose they serve and they asked all sorts of questions. I love having teaching experiences like these.
We took the famous Funicular back down to the city and then went to the Costanera Center to pick up groceries before the Sabbath and get some dinner. Ordering pizza was an ordeal…a story I’ll share in it’s own post. Two words…Solo Queso.