DAY 1- 1/13/12 SANTIAGO, CHILE
The journey to South America started out dubiously enough, with all three of our flights being delayed. Luckily, since they were all delayed, we made our connections without trouble. The flight from MIA to SCL was only half full which meant we got plenty of room to spread out. The flight attendant was a fan of military personnel, past and present, and she kept a steady stream of spirits coming my way. I only had one bottle of wine before going to sleep, but the other 10 bottles became our “camping wine”. After arriving in Chile and paying our $140 USD reciprocity fee, immigrations and customs were a breeze. We took a taxi to the Airport Hilton and found out our bikes weren’t getting in until tonight or tomorrow, so we had some dinner at a nearby mall and relaxed at the pool while we eagerly awaited our bikes.