Our trip to the south of Chile

Where George, Ben, and Knut climb to the top of the White House and argue about what time zone they're in, but settle their differences over pisco sours and good food.


Day 1, rainy. This tarantula was big enough to see from the car. We stopped and took some pictures Day 1, rainy.  This tarantula was big enough to see from the car.  We stopped and took some pictures Tarantula clinging to the curb. Tarantula clinging to the curb.
He then cleverly tried to hide under these leaves--great camouflage! He then cleverly tried to hide under these leaves--great camouflage! He got a little irritated when I moved the leaves aside, so we left him alone after this shot He got a little irritated when I moved the leaves aside, so we left him alone after this shot
Near the Argentinian border east of Osorno. A typical wet southern Chilean day. Near the Argentinian border east of Osorno.  A typical wet southern Chilean day. Ben and I had fun climbing through this flood-carved gully. Ben and I had fun climbing through this flood-carved gully.
Waterfalls are still nice to look at in the rain. Waterfalls are still nice to look at in the rain. This amazing bird (small dark outline in the middle of the picture) literally ran across the water before plunging into the rapids and swimming downstream. I just wasn't quick enough with the camera. This amazing bird (small dark outline in the middle of the picture) literally ran across the water before plunging into the rapids and swimming downstream.  I just wasn't quick enough with the camera.
We liked the bamboo forests and spindly vines. We liked the bamboo forests and spindly vines.
The hotel we stayed at in Puyehue was GREAT, and not very expensive! But then I like any place with thermal baths... The hotel we stayed at in Puyehue was GREAT, and not very expensive!  But then I like any place with thermal baths...

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