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dinner with the president or something like him

2013-01-12 - 4:25 p.m.


potoo baby snoozes
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what's cuter than a baby common potoo a-snooze in the field?

Jan. 7, 2013

When I last posted, I was on my way to dinner in the fancy-pants San Telmo steakhouse, where they "chopped" the bottle of wine in a special device right at the table. Empanadas, asado especial, dulce de leche. A bit like some of those places in San Francisco, with stained glass, leather, and wood, shaggy cowhide on the menus, pictures of various luminaries on the wall. We supposedly sat at the table where President Lula -- president of Brazil, not Argentina -- supposedly dined, but after awhile, they confessed that when he dined there, he wasn't the president yet. He must have famous for something already though, since they got his autograph on an arty black and white photo with the poseur beard.

Bad dreams from eating so late at night, although I will have to get used to it, since I have been warned that restaurants don't even bother to open for dinner until 8 P.M.

We could have slept in this morning. Our morning flight has been canceled. Stay tuned...

detail, iguazu falls

I have learned that the Caracara I glimpsed from the car in Buenos Aires was not, in fact, a Yellow-headed Caracara but was, instead, my life Chimango Caracara. Oopsy.

juvenile plumbeous kite
note how the "fingertips" of the long wings extend beyond the short tail of this juvenile plumbeous kite in iguazu national park

Peachfront's Note: Obviously I have fallen considerably behind in writing up my thrilling trip report, but I went ahead and posted this page to get you started. Everything from Iguazu Falls to a highly pleasant Crested Solitary Eagle will be upcoming soon.

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