Finally at noon I forced myself to go to Colonia Suiza, a small town with craft shops and eateries. I had to walk quite a distance to catch the first bus. I haven't bought a tarjeta - a card required to pay for the ride. I just ask people to tap their card for me and then I give them cash. It's kind of a pain but so far I've had good luck. I had to switch buses but finally got there and thought.... WTF. I am truly amazed at the marketing skills of some places.
Colonia Suiza is a one gravel street place-
with a brewery - I didn't see it until I was on the bus on my way out, a dozen craft shops all selling the same shit you can buy anywhere, a few more expensive restaurants where you'd pay $15-20 for lunch-
and a few booths of cheap food: empanadas, pizza, hamburgers, sandwiches and papas fritas-
The best part of the trip was the way home driving by Lago P. Moreno Oeste-
This is my last night in heaven - I'll go back to the campground tomorrow for a 5 pm Christmas supper. Might go to Cerro Campanario tomorrow - I said might! The chairlift will probably be closed and you know what I think about hiking so.......