Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Andacollo, Ovalle and an Earthquake

Yesterday, we packed up and left La Serena and headed to the small, mountain, mining town of Andacollo. We spent some time looking around the two churches there, one of which is blessed by the Vatican. We then drove up to an astronomical observatory, which had some great views of the surroundings and of the Andes mountains.

We then headed down the mountain again and headed through Ovalle and then on to the Hacienda Santa Cristina. We spent the rest of the day unpacking and playing at the playground. The highlight, for Kirsi, was the trampoline that they have there.

This morning, Kirsi and Daddy went for a horse ride. Not long but Kirsi loved it. Her bumb did get sore. We did some shopping in Ovalle so that we could make our own suppers for the next couple of nights. The rest of the afternoon was spent trying to get Kirsi to nap, which didn't work. Instead we went out for a walk and came back early for supper. A quick bath for Kirsi and Aidan and then an early night for Kirsi. She's doing great but was short on sleep.

Just after Kirsi went down, we had a pretty decent earthquake. It shook the hacienda room pretty good!
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