Bus challenged in Mendoza

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  1. Re: Jeff and his magical powers. Sheryl, next time send Jeff to accomplish the mission, and you
    enjoy a glass of wine. You look beautiful in the picture drinking the wine. Love, Rochelle & George

  2. The Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia (The National Grape Harvest Festival) occurs in early March each year. Part of the festivities include a beauty pageant, where 17 beauty queens from each department of Mendoza Province compete, and one winner is selected by a panel of about 50 judges. The queen of Mendoza city’s department does not compete and acts as host for the other queens.

    In 2008 National Geographic listed Mendoza as one of the top 10 historic destinations in the world.

    1. Unfortunately, we missed Vendimia, got here one week too late. They do have all the photos of the beauty queens up at the casino though.

  3. Did you check with Jeff to see if you were pronouncing the words bus pass correctly? Just kidding. Casey and I were in Spain and we wanted some ice to take to our room to make drinks. Casey asked a few restaurants if he could buy a bag of ice from them since the hotel didn’t have an ice machine. They all said no and one place suggested he try McDonald. This seemed rather odd since we were in Toledo. Toledo is one of those walled in cities that is a billion years old. We were pretty sure there wasn’t a McDonalds in there. We got back to the hotel and Casey asked the guy behind the counter. He figured out Casey was asking for a BAG OF ICE CREAM and not a BAG OF ICE. We still laugh about that. I don’t speak Spanish but apparently the words are pretty similar.

    1. That is hysterical on ice vs ice cream. I could actually go for a bag of ice cream right now. Our first time in Mexico we rented a car and got a flat tire. When Jeff went to go get help he told someone. “Can you help me, I’m tired.”

  4. When larry and I were in florence I wanted to take a bus to a little town that was a little too far to walk to. I had the bus number and directions to the bus terminal. After a tour of the city on a city bus tour bus, going every direction that we were pointed to, standing at bus signs even though they didn’t say number 7, we decided that there really was no number 7 bus in or around florence.never did see that little town and now I’ve even forgotten the name of it. I hope you actually arrive at a winery with your bus pass.

  5. What did I say about Mendoza? It’s so much harder to visit the wineries than you think it will be. I look forward to hearing the next step in the process.

    1. You are so right! We haven’t even started trying to get reservations yet. Oh, and we were told if we go to one area we might get mugged. Nice.

  6. Sheryl, it really isn’t as hard as you think. If you are familiar with the buses just take the one that goes to Maipu (there are 3 171 – 172 – 173) they all take you there. This bus will take you to the city of Maipu, you can get a map anywhere.
    The closer you get to Maipu you’ll start seeing bicycle rentals to go up to El Camino del Vino which is basically a road you bike on to see wineries such as Trapiche and Tempus Alba that always have people there no reservation needed. I have pictures up on my facebook profile, we did it lasy year and it was a lot of fun.
    There’s this one bike rental place that I was suggested on couchsurfing (because things seem to slip right through quality control) called Mr. Hugo right across from the Coqiombito police station (they have one in Maipu too)- but all the bus drivers know where it is, just say “bajanos en Mr Hugo (silent H: U-GO)?” and if he nods then he should have undersood you.

    1. Thanks for the info! I’m a complete disaster on a bike. I’m not sure I can drink wine and ride a bike unless it has training wheels or is an adult tricycle. 🙂

  7. Don’t worry, Mr. Hugo has Tandem Bikes, I’d wait a wile for Maipu though. They’re fixing the road up to Tempus Alba- but how many wine tastings can you handle on a bike? LOL

    1. Awesome! If Jeff is doing the pedaling, balancing, watching for traffic and stopping and starting I can totally ride on the back. One winery is probably all I can handle on a bike or off. 🙂

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