Rancagua Bus Station
Thurs Feb 7th 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
It was the first time since we got to Santiago that we didn't have to search, buy, or schedule car/bus/plane pick-ups. We were free to explore!
We made our way to a close by park. It was the closest to nature we have been for a while. It was summer in Chile! We came from a harsh winter in SLC with frozen roads and fresh snow.
We set-up a slackline and played Acro for a few hours. We slept a little longer on the grass while the sun warmed our backs. It felt like heaven. We contemplated our long journey, our mishaps and the race to come. We were excited to finish with all the travel and to start focusing on the Patagonian Expedition Race.
|We are free to play!|
Taz (the team captain) was dealing with this issue. He contacted a truck driver in Puerto Montt. The plan was simple: Pick-up at Puerto Montt. Deliver to Airport. All the pieces of the puzzle were in place.
Waiting 24+ hrs in a Chilean bus station is not an easy task. There was not a single comfortable seat and we were not allowed to lie on the floor. Internet was completely gone by now and the station TV was only showing the Chilean version of 'People's Court'. At least we were able to charge our devices from the single live outlet we found although the internet was very spotty.
|Hey... Please don't do 'that' in 'here'.|
As I was explaining to him that we were not asking for money and gentleman handed me a 1,000 CHP note! What was a supposed to do?! Said Thanks! And moved on. We only needed 799 more of those to recover from our losses. Perfect timing!
|3 Coin Hockey Game... with hairband variation.|