Hi we are now in Uruguay and Argentina. I always thought A rgentina sounded romantic with the sexy gauchos. Not so impressed now that we are here. Country seems to be very controlling of the people. They can't leave to go on vacation out of south America because they can't get American dollars which are very strong and wanted. The people have to fill out all kinds of forms and show them to the govt. the govt checks into the person's salary and expenses to see how much they spend for what...electricity, rent, food etc. They allow you to get only a certain amount based on a formula. Usually about $100.00!!!!! Who can go on vacation on $100.????? So therefore they don't go.....don't leave the country. dollars on the black market go for double what they are normally. Usually the exchange rate is 5 or 6 to 1 and it goes to 10 to 1 Thus $10. Costs 50 pesos. And on the black market 50 pesos gets only $5.00!!!!!! wOW
Two days ago Dad and I went to sheep shearing in Argentina on a ranch where the herd was killed or stollen reducing it to 500 from 1400.. Falling upon hard times they now do demo tours. Yesterday we were in Uruguay. I went to a huge 2500 acre ranch alone. Sheep shearing which I tried manually, horse riding, sledding behind a horse sitting on a piece of sheepskin. Fabulous lunch cooked on a big open pit consisting of sausage, sweetbrains(which I could not bring myself to try) chicken for appetizers and main course of beef, pork, lamb and chicken with salads. Fresh fruit for dessert. They grow every kind of fruit there incl blueberries except kiwi and bananas! Great day!
Today in Buenos Aires, Argentina again for a river cruise. Only 3 choices of excursions. We chose the Tigre River Delta cruise since Dad wasn't about to learn to tango. River is brown and full of litter.....plastic bottles everywhere Nd garbage . Awful. Most houses on an island so many things have to be delivered to them and they pay dearly for the service.
Now we're back in warm weather. Two ship fun days ahead lots of sun so my tan will improve. It is now 6:45 PM and we are still refueling since this morning non stop! Imagine that fuel bill!
If you're suffering from anemia eat dark leafy veggies. Spinach is great and talk to Dr Ellerin. Get yourself on a supplement Ask Ellerin the dosage to buy. Dying to see Olivia. Must her more than anything. This is a bad age if she's wrecking everything take her outside!!! Let her rip up the yard and let HER WALK around the neighborhood. Don't push her then only you will be tired!
Any word on the compactor? The instructions for adjusting the bathroom cabinet hinges is on the inside of the lower cabinet under the sink. In where the alcohol and cotton balls are kept. I left it there just in case! Do you need to buy more cabinet locks??? Move the cleaning stuff if she is enticed by the new and different. Many don't have child safe tops. Move the bleach upstairs to the top of the washer. She's a little monkey. More later with lots of love. Even for Danny. Thanks to him. Love M and D til later.