Monday, June 10, 2013

Tigre, Argentina

We spent about 12 days in Buenos Aires in mid February, 2013 with Grandpa Milt. One day we took a commuter train from the beautiful old BA train station (now if all of Buenos Aires looked like that building it might have been a pretty city!) north to the town of Tigre on the banks of the extensive delta of the Rio Plate. We boarded the  beautiful wooden water buses and set out. We rode on the bus for about 1/2 hour before getting out on a island that had a long walking loop around it, a couple restaurants, the local public school, and lots of muddy river water sloshing around it. The restaurant had one of the better meals we ate in Argentina. And we even got to see a witch:)

Water bus along the canals out of Tigre
Awesome sculpture of a witch hitting a electric pole.

Sculls and motorboats cruised by every few minutes

The path the lead around the island, most of the time the path was  leading you right along lots of cute little vacation houses.

Bus stop

Don't throw stones at glass houses, or is it don't throw stones at houses in glass boxes?
The first house built in the deltas, and now preserved in a box. 

Most docks were private, but thanks to some local advice we found the dock of the public school and enjoyed swimming in the muddy thick water. It was another ridiculously hot day. 

Owen going in

Avery debating getting in the "gross" water, but she did it. Couldn't resist the fun Dad and Owen were having, plus the ability to cool off!

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