When we tried to leave Temuco, it turned out that all of the return tickets to Santiago were sold out. What else was there to do but head south and soak up some of the beautiful Chilean scenery, right? This is picture of Ryan and me during our hellish, but enjoyable day in the mountains. Just a peice of advice: hiking in the cold rain for 8 hours after leaving 90 degree Chilean summer heat might not be the best of ideas. Some of us were more prepared than others (I had just bought the hat and luckily brought my raincoat with me) others (if you notice the impromptu gym shorts scarf that Ryan is wearing or Tom's lovely look) were not.
I know I haven't written in a while, so I'm just going to post a few quick things so that you know what I've been up to for the past month. The chicos and I went to south to Temuco to work for a week with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat Chile focuses its energies on added to government-sponsored housing. The houses that we were working on are going to go to a group of families who lost everything they owned in the struggle against Pinochet in the eighties and are finally being compensated by the government.