After our little excursion to Montevideo, Uruguay we had a refreshing night’s sleep back out our hotel in Buenos Aires and following breakfast were ready to pound the streets. On this day we were going back to nature !
But before that I have to own up that I forgot to mention that when we were in Montevideo Rose met Carlos Gardel (he of tango fame ) .
A bit too familiar if you ask me.
Anyway, back to Buenos Aires and our first stop was Jardín Botánico Carlos Thays .
Next stop was Ecoparque
A lovely setting but what was really neat was to see the animals wandering around freely.
The Patagonian Mara .
Next stop was Paseo El Rosedal (Rose Garden ).
And then we saw it. The roses were being pruned in readiness for Spring.
Rose turned and looked at me dejectedly. I looked at her and said (you know what’s coming ,don’t you ) “Oh come on Rose, I never promised you a rose garden ” (probably my worst link ever – you decide).
Before we left the garden we did manage to see a few roses I’m pleased to say. Nothing like they would be in the Spring and Summer but …
Free hot water for the mate drinkers.
Our walk was brought to a sudden halt when the rain came tumbling down. We managed though to find a dry haven !
Well nearly dry.
Two pints of Quilmes , an indigenous beer, on a promotional day. US$ 2.50 for them both !
This scintillating series continues with our further adventures in Buenos Aires. I’m getting excited just thinking about it !
The headline for this edition is based on the single released in 1970 by Lynn Anderson which reached number 3 on both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100.