Puerto Natales, Chile – Day 3

Tuesday – Today was set aside for us to partake in some optional activities and excursions offered by the hotel. We had another day of beautiful calm weather. Temps of almost 70 degrees F. Woo Hoo!

Stacy and I along with two other couples, decided to go horseback riding. We got on the road at 9:00 am, took a short drive up into the nearby mountains, and ended up at a nice little horse ranch owed by a local family. We donned helmets and chaps and saddled up.

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The ride was about two hours long and it was fantastic! Hopefully Stacy can get some of the pictures to upload. She got some great shots. The scenery was breathtaking and we really had fun with our little riding group.

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Our tour group on this trip is 30 strong. We all seem to get along with each other very well and Stacy and I are throughly enjoying their company.

After lunch we took what was supposed to be a 40 minute walk into the actual town of Puerto Natales, (which was only supposed to be about 3 kilometers from our hotel, but ended up being more like 75 minutes). It was a nice windy walk along the Puerto Natales waterfront.

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Stacy and I finished our activity schedule with a totally relaxing couples massage in the hotel’s spa.

Dinner was a traditional Patagonian asado, which is spit-roasted lamb with all the trimmings served in a special barbecue kitchen/dining room. It was a fabulous dinner, made all the better by more great Chilean wine!

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