Jill’s Internet access while in Argentina (where she arrived yesterday and the rest of the CAA group arrived / is arriving today) will be rather spotty, but she was able to send this first-day-of-the-trip update from the group’s swanky Buenos Aires hotel …

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CAA Trip to Argentina 2013, Arrival Day

“We have seen all but two people on the CAA trip, and their flight may have been delayed, as Buenos Aires is having a huge storm today — lots of rain and wind. B.A. has had a very dry winter (or summer, actually, as they have reverse seasons to us), so the Argentines are happy about this rain. We are not, however, as it may affect our reaching some of the estancias that we plan to visit. Why, you ask? Because once we leave the city tomorrow and the main (paved) roads, we encounter dirt roads. All this rain is going to cause mud, and our bus may not be able to pass. That is all something to worry about tomorrow, though! Tonight we will gather in our gorgeous hotel, the Sofitel, and enjoy meeting each other while having a drink and then dinner. We will be joined tonight by Dr. and Mrs. Guillermo Gibelli (he has been responsible in arranging all our private visits), and by Pauline Edbrooke (who has made all our Argentine arrangements), and by Cali (our very capable and delightful interpreter / guide).”

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