Dave and Lenda Goulding, founders of LG Real Estate, spent a delightful day on November 10th in Puerto Natales, Chile. Puerto Natales is a bustling port town situated in the Patagonian area of Chile overlooking the Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope) gulf. Puerto Natales is the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park, a spectacular park comprised of mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers.
We arrived aboard the Prince Albert 2
We arrived in Puerto Natales on day 8 of a 12 day Chilean fjord cruise aboard the Silver Seas expedition
We found that Puerto Natales is full of outdoor expedition type shops as well as many small artisan shops featuring native jewelry and crafts. There are several travel agencies promoting mountaineering, horsebackriding, kayaking, and whale watching trips.
Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate !
The highlight of our walking tour of Puerto Natales occurred when we stumbled onto Patagonia Dulce. Patagonia Dulce is a Chocolateria and both Lenda and I made a beeline for the front door. Lenda ordered Grandma’s hot chocolate and I had a mocha espresso type drink. We of course augmented our drinks with a decedent piece of chocolate cake and a huge brownie to go. Patagonia Dulce was quiet and restful and the chocolate was better than outstanding.
Next, we browsed through a craft shop and bought postcards highlighting Penguins, Dolphins, and Whales. We wrote nice little notes to our 3 granddaughters and mailed the postcards at the local post office. Our granddaughters love receiving postcards from GG and G-Pop.
Later, we found Angelina’s, a great Italian restaurant for lunch. I ordered a nice homemade pasta dish and Lenda ordered french fries and a coke. I have to admit the french fries dipped in catsup tasted mighty good after 8 days of fine dining aboard the ship.
High Hopes of Fixing the Economy
With high hopes that our 3 week vacation would fix the economy and stimulate the housing market, we returned home to Cary, NC. Well things are not exactly fixed but we did sell 2 homes last week and can get your home sold as well. Plan on visiting Puerto Natales in your future travels and in the meantime check out our website: CaryHomesNC.com.