Back across the Andes

It was a quick little loop, but well worth it. The finca was great, but now its time for another long day’s drive. We head back to Popayan using a different route. It’s all dirt too, but classified on the map as “unpaved major route,” so we have high hopes. It’s still not a great road, but practically a super-highway compared to the roads we had driven a few days ago.

This time we peaked at 3200 meters and again in the cold rain. Still, the landscape up here almost looks desert-like. I had to wonder how you dry your laundry if you live in the clouds. Maybe you just stay wet.

Angela has been relishing the chance to wear the hand-made stuff she’s bought along the way… but arm-warmers?

It’s another scenic drive, and after about 6 hours the road is paved again and we practically coast the last hour all the way down to Popayan.

I’m not sure we’ve mentioned it before, but it’s truly astounding how so many people in the world spend so much of their time gathering fire wood. If you didn’t gather wood today, consider yourself fortunate.

7 thoughts on “Back across the Andes

  • November 19, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    Hey guys – your influence is spreading. Check out the Background Photo for Bing today – its one of the sculptures at San Agustin Park. No way this is a coincidence:-)

    Happy early Thanksgiving –

  • November 19, 2010 at 9:50 PM
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    Hey guys – is that a Flat Stanley I see leaning up against the fence post?! Very cool 🙂 I’m sure he’s enjoying the
    travels. Can’t wait to show the kids!
    Talk soon – Laura

  • November 20, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    Hey, just wanted to thank you guys for some excellent reading material! What an epic trip! I look forward to the return trip blog… oh, and I love the arm warmers!!!

    Cheers!
    Christin

  • November 20, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    sometimes your elbows are cold but your shoulders aren’t.

  • November 21, 2010 at 8:21 AM
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    HI,REMENBER ME?
    I meeting whit you in Panama and Colombia,I drive one F250 frron Connecticut,mail-me I weting for you in my pousada!

  • November 21, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    Hi remenber me? I meeting whit you in Panama and Colombia,mail-me we wating for you and your family in my hotel!

  • November 22, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    Arm warmers are awesome — I wear them all the time!

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