On Thursday of this week I will be leaving the country as I travel down to the Patagonia region of South America. And if any of you are like I me and don't know where Patagonia is, that's OK because I didn't either when my friend asked me to go. Patagonia is the southern portion of S. America and includes Chile and Argentina. It is where the Andes Mountains are located. So on Thursday I will begin a 56hr trek down to the most southern town in the world, Ushuaia. It is the closest town to Antarctica and the beginning of my two week trip. I'll be trekking to three different towns, one of which is a little backpackers town near the world famous rock Fitz Roy. check out http://www.elchalten.com/. I'll be doing some rock climbing, glacier hiking, hanging out with penguins and other activities found in this amazing natural surrounding.
I am very excited to say the least. I am going to be bring my little digital point and shoot and I'll do my best to make a couple of posts on the blog while I travel. Meanwhile, Amber Parker who is a journalist student at CSULB and wrote a wonderful piece for the blog last month is taking over while I'm gone. I have full faith in her ability to document the Lagoon and present that to you in a new and different way than I have over the last month and half. So be sure to encourage her as she undertakes this awesome task. Thanks Amber!!!
Also tomorrow night there is a TIDE meeting starting at 6pm and a Creative Arts meeting immediately following that. Come on down, check our programs out and see if you want to get involved. It's a lot of fun!!!
Be sure to smile!