Thursday, February 14, 2013

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes. –Marcel Proust

Returning to Santiago for our last two days in Chile, we discovered enchanting areas of the city; thanks in part to a delightful family we met in the Parque Esculturas (Sculpture Park) .

…I think about all the different ways we leave people in this world. Cheerily waving goodbye to some at airports, knowing we’ll never see each other again.  Leaving others on the side of the road, hoping that we will.  –Amy Tan

One more tree.

The gentle dogs of Chile.

Another interesting but closed museum.

On the way to the zoo built on the hillside.

The zoo.

The fountains.

The chess tournament in the plaza.

The friendly and helpful Carabineros.

The folk dancers.

…once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers…the mind can never break off from the journey.  –Pat Conroy

There is so much missing from these posts.  We had a wonderful time traveling in Chile.  Thank you to all the people we met.

                                  February 12-13, 2013


  1. Oh what a wonderful trip you have shared. Thank you so much. My husband has been to Chile 40 years ago when he drove and hitchhiked all the way to the tip of South America. He even hiked an area through the jungle as their were no roads. But I would love to retrace your tour. You seem to have covered such a wide a varied scenes. I love all the hikes especially. Well now we have a new dog so are tied down at home again. But I do love my life here at the ranch. So through people like you two I can see the world. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your Chile trip seems to have sneeked past me while I was having my quiet internet spell. Great sculptures here and quite a few very cookie ones to make us smile.

    Looks warm - no wonder those dogs are zonked!