Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Group Trip to the Boqueron

Yesterday was a holiday for the students of SAM Academy, so with several other families we took a trip to the Boqueron. It was a lot of fun. We went in five cars that were fully loaded with over 30 people!

On the way home two cars had radiator problems, so our 3 hour drive turned into a 6 hour adventure to return home.

Playing in the water with Camilla.
Teachers and students

Hannah with her friend Salo
Myah with her teacher, Miss Stephanie

Sitting in the shade with Aunt Minori.

Fifteen minutes into our drive home the first car's rad acted up. As we were working on towing it to a nearby gas station we discovered that another car had a hole in it's rad hose. So with two cars down it was time to get creative. One of the cars needed a more involved repair and required that we look for a town with a mechanic, while the other just needed a hose replaced. All of the passengers were dropped off at the closest gas station to wait while the cars were repaired. At least we found some shade to sit in. An hour later once the initial repairs were done we started out again. 

Each time we made it about 25 - 40 km before we needed to stop and let the one car cool down so we could refill the rad. This happened 5 or 6 times. Thankfully we were able to find places to pull over where the kids could get out and stretch.
Taking some funny pictures.
Aubrey and Myah doing a word search to pass the time

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