03.06.2010 - 03.06.2010
6/03 MY LAST DAY IN MY 20S!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We arrived in Mendoza around 8am, and went to the first hostel we saw and passed out until about noon. After we woke up we walked to the Independence plaza and watched teenagers juggle a soccer ball. We also marveled that we had not seen more car accidents since we had almost been run over numerous times and had seen many close calls with intersections without the slightest guidance of who has ride of way.
We decided to take a wine tour of two vineyards in Mendoza and one olive oil pressing factory. It was very informative and a great experience. I had no idea how extensive the process was! Our guides spoke excellent English and we meet some fun people from Australia, England, Brazil, and Venezuela. We got a great recommendation for dinner from one of our guides. Once again we had amazing filet mignon with mushrooms and a red wine reduction sauce. We ordered one plate and split it and still had leftovers! In the states a Filet is usually about 6 or 8 ounces here it was probably 3x the size and under half of the price! That is my way to dine!!
We are hoping to find a nicer hotel tomorrow (one where the shower has a drip pan, instead of spitting water onto the toilet and sink, and drains in the middle of the bathroom floor for example) for my birthday and maybe indulge in a couples massage!