Diana Delacruz

Month: January 2020

Return to Patagonia

return to Patagonia, Patagonian journey part 3, catamaran in harbor, Puerto Chacabuco, Region of Aysén, Chile, history of Aysén, Simpson, calafate berries, maqui, michay, Laguna San Rafael, accident magnet, buffet, ship

Today, we return to Patagonia. We’re still on the road from the Balmaceda airport to Puerto Chacabuco, the main port for Chile’s Region of Aysén. Day 1, continued. We’ve just crossed a river named for Frigate Captain Enrique Simpson Baeza, a British-Chilean naval officer and explorer who mapped the archipelagoes and fiords of Aysén aboard …

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Mexican Fiesta

burritos, tacos, transforming choice of joy, Mexican fiesta, good meal satisfying and filling, belly laugh, wrapped in grace , surprises

I’m pressing pause on our Patagonian journey again today, to detour not only north to Mexico, but all the way to my Father’s House for a Mexican fiesta. My 97-year-old friend and mentor, “Aunt” Helen, suffered a severe stroke on Christmas morning, sank into a coma, and woke up in Heaven on New Year’s Eve. …

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