My parents are not really travelers. It took quite a bit of convincing to get them to come here, and I’m so grateful they stayed 2 1/2 weeks, because I doubt they’ll make the trek again. We loved having them, and such a long visit meant that there was no hurry — we had plenty of time for sore backs, traveler’s tummy, lots of resting and relaxing at my house, and all of Santiago’s highlights, plus three glorious child-free days in Argentina.
Grandpa was always ready to lend a hand……but this was his favorite spot, on my shady patio.Nana put on her swimsuit and got in the pool!We took the funicular up Cerro San Cristobal for beautiful city views.Shopped at charming Los Dominicos.Experienced Chilean food at a favorite restaurant…at the supermarket……and at La Vega, the gigantic wholesale fruit and vegetable market.We didn’t manage to get Grandpa to “Just Dance”, but Nana could see that all of those dance classes of my youth were money well spent. (Anne, we have to do this at our next reunion!)As much as we loved showing Nana and Grandpa around Santiago, having them all to ourselves at our house was the best part of their visit.