|Downtown. Somewhere in Uruguay|
|From the roof of the My Suites, looking south to the Rio de la Plata|
|From the other side of the roof. Which means this is looking north. To no place in particular.|
So now I've been to Montevideo and I'm happy that I did. But now was the time to put Montevideo in the rear view mirror of a rental car and drive. To the open road!
|The open road! Uruguay style!|
OK. I checked. It's a Chevrolet Corsa. Stylin'!
|Mi Chevrolet ... ummm ... something or other|
Time to hit the road. The only problem, of course, was that I took a wrong turn out of the airport, or I missed the turn I intended to take, and I found myself a little north on "Ruta 8" instead of the 1B, the expressway to Punta Del Este.
Sin problemas! Thank Dios I bought an Uruguay roadmap on Amazon before I left. Turns out, Ruta 8 is not a bad route to take. It's just inland, but heading in the right direction. I would need to exit onto Ruta 9 to pick up the 1B right before Punta Ballena, my stop for the right.
I did see a nice looking old church on Ruta 9 so I stopped for some pictures. It smelled of florals and grilled meat. I love Uruguay! At least, I love the aromas of Uruguay. Turns out, there was a parrilla just up from this church.
|Stepped into a church / I passed along the way|
|Actually I didn't "step into it". I was only Uruguay dreamin'|
|View of the Rio De La Plata, upscale side, off the 1B|
|Statute of someone Uruguayano|
But not too far! Soon I was at my destination, my abode for the night. The Casapueblo in Punta Ballena.
|Entance into the Casapueblo|
|The tip of Punta Ballena|