Hi Charles –

I am over a year late in sending you this note . . . but wanted to thank you for the excellent job you did last year in arranging much of the 3-week trip that my husband, David Irons, and I, along with our friends, Clay Gautier, Gail Baker, Elizabeth Barry, and Sandy Rabinowitch, did in Patagonia. All the accomodations you arranged were just wonderful, the vans and drivers, and other connections all worked quite smoothly, and our stays at the Refugios were highlights of our trip. David and I also greatly enjoyed our day trip to see the king penguins on Tierra del Fuego! We were quite fortunate with the weather – had a beautiful day with full views of Torres del Paine for our hike there; had a rainy hike toward Mt. Fitz Roy, but then had splendid views the next day from the visitor center; were rained out of our hike to the French Valley but otherwise all worked well. And we Alaskan’s, who have seen many glaciers, were quite impressed with Perito Moreno. What an amazing national park – they have done a fabulous job with the elevated trails to protect the landscape, and with the views and boat trip to see the glacier. And finally, the food and wines were all quite delicious!

I’m enclosing a few pics of our group’s adventures in Patagonia.

Best, Ann Rappoport