Rosie's South American Adventure - February 15 - March 6, 2009

Rounding the Horn on February 23, 2009

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Rosie studies the countries she will visit - Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile
Boy, we're gonna be close to Antarctica!
The adventure begins with a flight from Miami to Buenos Aries - 4,400 miles and 9 hours (overnight).
Carnival Splendor, Rosie's home for 2 weeks.
Rosie studies the map of Buenos Aires. An elephant never forgets.

Buenos Aires Wikipedia article
Rosie at the Casa Rosada - Argentine Presidential Offices.
It is from the balcony on this side (North) that Madonna sings "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" in the movie Evita

Casa Rosada Wikipedia article
The Argentine Congress buidling

Argentine National Congress Wikipedia article
Rose at the Obelesk on Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest street in the world (16 lanes).

Avenida 9 de Julio Wikipedia article
Rosie at the Obelesk.

Obelisk Wikipedia article
Rosie at Centro Naval - the Argentine Navy building - on Calle Florida in Buenos Aires
Galerias Pacifico, an old railway headquarters building converted to an upscale shopping center.
On Calle Florida, across the street from Centro Naval.

Galerias Pacifico Wikipedia article
Rosie at the Buenos Aires Hard Rock Cafe
Rosie at the Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

Recoleta Cemetery Wikipedia article
Rosie at Evita's tomb in the Recoleta Cemetery
Rosie at a square in Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo Wikipedia article
Rosie with Montevideo in the background.
Rosie with Montevideo in the background.
Rosie at the Palacio Legislativo, the Uruguay Legislature.
Rosie watching the tango dancers in Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Rosie watching the tango dancers in Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Rosie at Cape Horn.

Cape Horn Wikipedia article
Rosie at Cape Horn.
Rosie at Cape Horn.
Rosie at Cape Horn.
Rosie at Cape Horn.
Fin del mundo - the end of the world.
Rosie in Ushuaia, Argentina.
Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world.

Ushuaia Wikipedia article
Rosie in Ushuaia on the island of Tierra del Fuego.

Tiera del Fuego Wikipedia article
Rosie at Punta Arenas, Chile. She was unable to go ashore.
Punta Arenas is in the Strait of Magellan.

Punta Arenas, Chile Wikipedia article
Rosie at Cape Froward in the Strait of Magellan, the southernmost point on the American continent.

Cape Froward Wikipedia article

Strait of Magellan Wikipedia article
Rosie at Cape Froward.
Rosie at the Amalia glacier.

Amalia Glacier Wikipedia article
Rosie at the Bruggen glacier, the largest glacier in the southern hemisphere outside of Antartica.
The glacier is about 3 miles across and the ship is about 3 miles from the glacier.

Bruggen Glacier Wikipedia article
Rosie at Puerto Montt, Chile.
Rosie thinking about going in the whirlpool on the Carnival Splendor.
Looks kind of hot.
Rosie on the Carnival Splendor Lido deck
Rosie on the Carnival Splendor Lido deck
Rosie on the Carnival Splendor Lido deck
Rosie on the Carnival Splendor Lido deck
Rosie in the Santiago, Chile Metro (subway).
Rosie in the Santiago, Chile Metro
Rosie relaxing at the Intercontinental Hotel in Santiago, Chile.
Rosie is a Mossback.
She can wear an earring in her left ear and eat with her left foot on the table.
If she also sails around the Cape of Good Hope, she can eat with two feet on the table.
What does she have to do to put all 4 feet on the table?
Rosie's route around the horn.
Vacations are fun, but it's always great to get back home!