02.06.2010 - 04.06.2010
6/02- It’s cold; let's head north to wine country!
We said goodbye to Patagonia early, rather than embarking on a catamaran-bus combination to Chile on the lakes that became choppier each day we stayed. Instead we found a double decker bus with leather seats that recline about 160 degrees with foot rests! It took about 17 hours to get to Mendoza from Bariloche, and this was much more economic than a last minute flight or paying to drop our rental in a different city. We slept most of the time, but when we were awake and it was light out the views were breath taking. We kept laughing and looking at each other, marveling over the fact that, besides our highway, there were absolutely no structures, destinations or stops for miles on end amongst spectacular desert and oasis-like landscapes. We kept looking at each other and asking, "Seriously, we're just driving by all of this?!” The bus attendant served dinner, a few snacks, wine, and offered entertainment with 3 movies and bingo!