Post Number: 9
|Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 7:58 am: |
Just arrived back in B's A's after an exhausting long trip along the Route 40 that runs both South and North of Argentina along the Andes Mountains.
Some more information on Route 40 ……
It’s a difficult road to drive, goes from a good motor way all the way up to over 4000 meters in the mountains where the air is hard to breath, runs along river beds as dirt roads and in this season of summer some of the rivers are bursting with water and its near impossible to cross. All the same I was able to do it an 2 wheel drive car, without to much trouble, more to luck I think than other questions.
Its for the idea of off road rally car project I'm working on, so I checked out places hotels routes and sight seeing tourist like places for future use, I hope to be able to come up with a good plan for taking adventures tourist out on a 4WD trucks, and maybe why not a Estanciera.... or some other Kaiser built jeep Willy here in Argentina.
We had a fantastic time, sleeping in really some very nice hotels, comfortable ones, as well as one owned by the US actor Robert Duvall. He married a woman from Argentina. The House of Jasmines, Historical colonial estanciera-inn with seven rooms located on a 900-acre ranch bordering the Arenales River, just off Highway 51 in Salta, north Argentina.
The scenery goes without saying was supreme, from low flat lands to high mountains, dry weather, and strong sun shine; cool in the shade as well at night. Fantastic the scenery of the country side........ to incredible old mud houses used still by the natives of this continent.
So give me a day or 2 to get back into my computer mode and I will have time to chat ...... Bob Frassinetti