My mom has wanted to see Iguazu Falls since before we left on this trip, so we were all very excited to pick her up at the airport. And, of course, she came bearing gifts… namely books for Bode.

We got to the falls, which I believe to be the most expensive park in Argentina at nearly $30 per person (plus parking!) and set out to see some cascadas. Bode was finally feeling better, but I was fighting a sore throat and complete exhaustion.  The inside of the park was well-manicured and pristine- complete with trams and many food kiosks. And, it was big.

First we set off on the Upper trail to see the falls from above. Nice view!

Then we hit the lower falls trail, which we cut short after seeing an amazing rainbow enhanced view.  We scouted out a few more miradors before going for the grand finale: The Devil’s Throat.

A train ride, and then a walk on a metal catwalk. One that you think will end right around the corner, but ends up going for 2 kilometers. We were all beat before this trail, but somehow mustered up a second wind. And at the end- Pow! You’re looking right at the falls, and down a vast circular drop off. Oh, and there’s another rainbow to top it off.

Sure, it was touristy, but well worth it. In fact, when we returned to our motel, we saw that Iguazu Falls was named one of the 7 natural wonders of the world (yeah, we know all these lists are a bit subjective, but the timing was stellar). Still, at least one world traveler was not impressed.

If you’ve seen one waterfall, you’ve seen them all. I’m going back to finish my book.


8 thoughts on “iguazu

  • May 30, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    cute ones of you and your mom and bode!! XOXO and the waterfalls aren’t bad either!

  • May 30, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    HA! Love the quote from Bode!! Glad to hear you all are doing well!! We take off for Iceland at the end of July!!

  • May 30, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    Pretty funny post! Loved Bode’s quote…..what was the name of the book?

  • May 30, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Bode said “If you’ve seen one waterfall, you’ve seen them all.”, yet Eleanor Roosevelt said after his visit “poor Niagara”… LOL

  • May 31, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    Back in Brazil in the town next to the falls there is a “decent” bird zoo. You get to see some of the birds that are impossible to see while driving etc.

  • June 1, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    I’m thinking so many families are distant……….what a pleasure to see you and your mom enjoying each others company as well as the beautiful surroundings. Enjoy while you can nothing is forever!!

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