The view from the balcony:
Saturday, November 27, 2010 we ate at a little bakery type store called Castano. They had good rolls. Next door to Castano was a beauty shop named Joaquin Salones. Alice decided she would get her hair washed. No one in the beauty shop could speak English except for one customer. She told Alice she would tell the beautician what Alice wanted done and that she would be there until they were finished with Alice.
|Alice's Chilean Beauty Shop|
We returned to the hotel and went up to the pool on the 21st floor and we had 3 Pisco Sours there at the bar. They cost Frank more than our supper the night before but we were in “high cotton”.
|Pisco Sours at the pool bar at the W|
Frank left to rent a car and while he was gone to pick it up Alice was wondering what would we do if he didn’t come back. Frank drove to Viña del Mar. It was a beautiful drive and we listened to Spanish music on the radio as we rode along. Frank drove like we were in Henderson. Arrived at the Sheraton Miramar Hotel and Convention Center. Talk about “high cotton”, this is the top of the high cotton. Ocean front (beautiful). The Sheraton had indoor, outdoor, and also a natural swimming pool.
|Pool at the Sheraton Miramar|
|Alice writing recording the day's events on the balcony|
We had supper at the La Flor de Chile – so good. There was a dog there that reminded Alice of our old dog, Jabbo. We had Pisco Sours, steak fries, cheese empanadas, rolls, wine, coffee – bought a bottle of wine and then to bed.
|"Jabbo" and more Pisco Sours|
Sunday, November 28, 2010. The Sheraton was wonderful, so many beautiful scenes – being beach front was nice. This is the spring in Chile. The flowers are beautiful and so many of them.
|The beach by our hotel|
We had a big breakfast at the Sheraton then we drove to Valparaiso, Chile – a beautiful drive with so many places to shop. You had to take a funicular to get to the top where you walk around and shop and eat. We had Pisco Sours at Las Naranjas del Mar. We had chicken empanadas and Cebiche (raw fish cooked with lemon juice with pepper, onions) at Naranjas del Mar, wasn’t that bad.
Alice finally found her some diet Pepsi.
|At Naranjas del Mar|
|Eating and drinking again|
|The 50 cent bathroom|
|Dinner at Fellini's|
|Alice's pasta dish (YUM)|
|Frank's conger eel with shrimp sauce|