Whereas the first day of our Chilean vacation left us slightly beat-down, the second day lifted us up. We drove into Santiago and parked so we could get around town on the metro. The boys loved riding the train as much as they loved the first destination. We went to the best interactive science museum I’ve ever seen. It was huge and not crowded; they sell two-day passes for a reason. Check out the pics to get an idea.
After the museum we went to a mall for a couple hours as two of the three boys napped in the Ergos. The purpose was to help Santa fulfill some of the Christmas lists but we suck as elves and left mostly empty-handed.
The next stop on the metro was Plaza de Armas where there were artists showing off their paintings (just like I remember 10 years ago), Carabineros on horseback and kids swimming in the fountain.
We walked four blocks north to find the Mercado Central closed and settled on a Peruvian restaurant for dinner. Lomo Salteado and ceviche far surpassed the mediocrity of the previous nights dinner. At the end of the day we arrived at my host family’s house feeling thankful for the awesomeness of Santiago de Chile.