Villa Alhue was destroyed in an earthquake that struck central Chile in March of 1985. Some buildings have been rebuilt using materials salvaged from the old buildings and some were never rebuilt. The evidence of the earthquake is everywhere.
At 3 a.m., we were awoken to the ground trembling. A regular phenomenon here but one that we had never experienced before.
Texican asked about my mama and papa, Here is a picture of them under the grape arbor showing pictures of their world of snow to the family.
The people here are lovely and generous. They have good manners that bridge our language barriers but I wish that I had taken the time to learn more than pleasantries in Spanish so that I could really get to know them.
Today we are heading to Isla Negra on the coast to visit a museum and home of Pablo Neruda.
On the way back from the coast, we hope to stop in San Pedro and see a group from the Untied States who are here to help build a church. I learned of them in a comment from Rondi at May's Day