I apologize for being so slack in not thanking people for their best wishes on news of my first grandchild. I was super busy at work and then trying to plan a trip at the same time. I cashed in the manservant’s frequent flyer miles to accompany him to Chile – except I didn’t actually accompany him. I flew Copa Airlines via Panama City and landed in Santiago just after midnight on Sunday while he flew American via Miami and arrived at the more civilized mid-morning.
The Palacio de la Moneda in Santiago. The architect was Italian Joaquin Toesca and the palace was built between 1784-1805 as the royal mint. It became the Presidential residence in 1848 until 1958 when it became the seat of government. It was bombed during the military coup of 1973 and rebuilt in 1981.
We’ve packed heaps into the 2 days we’ve been here and have a couple more days in Santiago before heading south to the Colchaqua Valley and then to Valparaiso. Then I’ll head back home and the manservant will go north to the telescope. This is my first trip to Chile and I’m sorry it can not be for longer; there is so much to see!