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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Today la trochita

Today we decided to have a small family adventure and catch the small narrow gauge train La Trochita which turns 70 on Monday.
The train left at 10 am we bought four tickets at 70 pesos each and sat back and enjoyed the view.
The morning was very cold but sunny.
I bought the kids some hot chocolate and toasted sandwich (tostado) on the food wagon. It was just one lady making things the old fashioned way with a stove and sandwich toaster on the gas and mugs hung up on the wall. Not at all like the food wagon when you catch the xpt from Sydney to Scone.
Food carriage and Joaquin waiting for his hot chocolate
Asado Patagonian lamb to celebrate 70 years at Nahuel Pan.
The "Salamandra" each train wagon has a small fire heater to heat up the carriages. When the train used to travel very long distances people would use these to cook up their lunch or dinner. Another fun fact is that the train would travel slowly to give people enough time to get of the train in the early morning and run beside the carriages and pick up wood to keep the stoves going all day.
Horses and snow capped Nahuel Pan
View showing the town of Esquel

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A few things Autumn 2015

Starting to get cold in Patagonia.
Jason has been making greek style yoghurt using a sieve made of material to remove the liquid and what is left from 1000mls of low fat milk is about 500ml of thick yummy yoghurt.
We eat it with frozen raspberries I froze when Jason was in Australia.

Zalia did not go to school this afternoon, she was tired as she stayed up with me late till 11.30pm.
She is asleep now while Jason watches Breaking Bad again and I am meant to do so much work.
Re send a paper to another Journal. 
Need to reformat it and send it now.

Zalia is now 5. She draws a lot, is going to swimming classes twice a week. Eats well mostly everything we feed her, she loves broccoli, avocado, meat, chicken, chocolate milk, biscuits, pasta, cheese, saldas, peas, noodles, vegemite toast, grapes, apples, sushi, home made pies, soup.

Here is Zalia trying to watch Netflix.
Here is Zalia dressed up as a clown with a red nose for preschool.
Here is a drawing of Adventure time cartoon Zalia drew the other day.