Jill had said that the report in yesterday’s post would be her final one from Argentina, but then another — and more great photos — arrived in my inbox.

So here is the (really, truly) final report on the CAA group’s wonderful visit to Argentina:

“Monday was our last day of the trip. We departed at 9:00 a.m. from the Estancia El Rosario (our home for the previous three nights) and drove an hour to the town of Lujan, where we were met by CAA member Raul Aquerretta, who had kindly agreed to take us around the carriage museum (open especially for us on Monday, their normal day of closing). As we were all greeting each other, out of the museum door came Andreas Furger of Switzerland (he’s one of the speakers at the 2012 CAA / CWF International Carriage Symposium). ‘What are you doing here?’ I asked, and was told that he had come to buy a Hackney horse from Raul. He was delighted with his horse and was very excited to now be driving a Hackney.

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the final group dinner for this trip, at Estancia El Rosario

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a typical Argentine wagon, at the carriage museum in Lujan (photo by Jill Ryder)

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Raul describes one of the vehicles in the museum's collection (photo by Jill Ryder)

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Lujan cathedral (photo by Jill Ryder)

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“After our wonderful visit to the fascinating museum, we had a quick look around the church and drove on to Escobar for our final visit. Many of our local hosts had gathered at the Gibellis’ weekend home to greet us again, enjoy lunch, and look at the carriages and hundreds of appointments that Dr. Gibelli has collected over the years.

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some of the Gibellis' collection in Escobar (photo by Jill Ryder)

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... and more of the Gibelli collection (photo by Jill Ryder)

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... and some harness on display (photo by Jill Ryder)

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Dr. Gibelli discusses some of his vehicles with the group (photo by Jill Ryder)

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everyone enjoyed lunch outside at the Gibellis' weekend home (photo by Jill Ryder)

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“Then it was back into Buenos Aires to stay at the Sofitel Hotel. We all met in the bar at 8 p.m. and were joined by Milagro Molina de Lattuada, who signed copies of her book on Hackney horses (recently translated into English) — a gift from the CAA. And so ends another outstanding trip to Argentina.”

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Milagro de Lattuada joined the group at their B.A. hotel, to sign her book on Hackney horses (photo by Jill Ryder)