Tom & Lori
Mendoza and San Juan

Relaxing on our first night in Mendoza

Looking in at a traditional parilla (BBQ restaurant) in Argentina

Better get gas here….not much else for hundreds of kilometers

The road to Chile

Snow melting from the long winter

In the shadow of Mt. Aconcagua (22,834 ft), the highest mountain outside the Himalayas

On a hike at 10,000 ft

Parking lot in Mt Aconcagua Provincial Park

Deserted village of Las Cuervas, just before the border crossing into Chile

Desolate Las Cuervas

Hostel accommodations in Las Cuervas- the old train station

Roadside vendors

Puente del Inca- a natural bridge blessed with sulfuric thermal waters

The now defunct railway to Chile

Our cabana in Uspallata, $20/night

On the road to Barreal, 100km on dirt

Mt Mercedario on the horizon

El Leoncito observatory

The observatory boasts 320 crystal clear nights a year

Tom and the Andes

La Querencia: translates to”the favorite place.” We agree.

Happy Hour at La Querencia in the afternoon sun

Happy Hour view

The only guests at La Querencia

Sun setting behind the Andes

Dinner appetizers

A delicious German restaurant in Barreal

Breakfast view at La Querencia

Soccer boy finds his Argentine jersey

In the desert foot hills

Cerro Alcazar, near Calingasta

Colors of the San Juan river valley

Road side lunch

Image of the legend of Deolinda Correa

More details about the legend of Deolinda Correa click here

Some of the gifts at the shrine to Deolinda Correa

Some of the thousands of license plates at the shrine

Wine in the making outside Mendoza

Winery tour- if only it was filled with Boonesfarm!

Getting better with age

Some of the amazing “fleet” around Mendoza & San Juan