Day 35 part 2: Yesterday after Jeff & Nancy returned from their hike, the 5 Chilean students that we picked up in El Calafate knocked on our door. They let us know that hitchhikers were having a horrible time catching rides, and that the bus would cost nearly $100 each to get them to Chile. They asked if we would be willing to trake them with us. As Jeff had noticed several groups spend hours and hours waiting for rides, he said yes.
So, on this day we headed out with a full van. On the route, we needed to traverse 72km of ripio (gravel road). It was on that stretch where we blew the lower radiator house. While the fix was rather fast, we had decided that we would cook lunch / dinner while broken down, as nobody but Jeff had anything to do.
Lucas, our newly 'hired' cook, whipped up a stir fry and we ate a delicious meal.
Once we fixed the radiator hose and ate dinner, we headed down the road, arriving in Gobernador Gregores just in time to take the last space at the municipal camp ground, where the person working did us a solid by charging only for the camper and allowing our guests to pitch their tents for free.
After we settled in, Lucas returned to the kitchen, whipping up crepes with dulce de leche (new favorite desert). #vanlife #forde350 #panamericanhighway #livingontheglobe #builtnotbought #argentina #chuglife #thechuglifechoseme #travelwithpets #panamericana #overland #southamerica #southamericanadventure #southamericatrip #travelwithpets #travel #hiking #roadtrip #instatravel #fiberine