Our trip began in Buenos Aries, the most European of American
This is 9 de Julio Street, which is something like 20 lanes wide.
The obelisk in the center is a nice touch, I think.
This pink palace is where Evita Peron made her famous, "Don't
Cry for Me, Argentina" speech.
Or at least, this is where they filmed Madonna doing it.
This is where Evita ended up, in Recoleta Cemetery.
Recoleta is famous for having some of the most lavish tombs
imaginable. It's said it costs more to
be buried in Recoleta than to live as extravagantly as possible while alive...
Buenos Aries is the home of the tango, so we went to a tango
show. The dancers were fabulous,
and the singers were apparently quite famous (to the locals, anyhow).
We took a side trip to Iguazu Falls, on the border of
Argentina and Brazil.
This is the main span of the falls, as spectacular as Niagara.
There are numerous smaller falls all around, these on the Argentine side.
For us crazy tourists, speedboats are used to take you under
the falls and drench you.
Being crazy tourists, we went for the ride (but didn't take any good pictures).
Near the falls, we saw a Tucan way up in a tree. It was a good chance to test out our new telephoto lens.
Prior to hopping on the boat for Antarctica, we spent a day in
Ushuaia in Terre Del Fuego.
This is the view from near the top of a cable car ride above the city.
These mountains were along the Beagle Channel.
The next view is also from our cruise ship as it headed for open water.
This sign marks the end of the Pan American Highway.
So, at this point we have been at the northern most point (in Deadhorse, Alaska) and the
southern most point; we just didn't drive all the miles in-between.