We stuck around this morning for the departure of what used to be the longest steam line in the world (not anymore, I guess). An operating steam train is not something you run into every day, and it was really neat seeing it off. Tourists from all over snapping pictures, great plumes of stream hissing out of pipes, and a huge amount of heat in the engine area (makes sense!). And with a ear-piercing screech, it was out of our lives and down the tracks.
(later) Well, this is the last one for a while. Christine and I will be working on a farm out in Mendoza for a while and have limited to no access to Internet. We'll keep snapping, though, and there will be a plethora of pictures at the end of the year so you can see what we got up to. Until then, Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, and a Krazy Kwanzaa!