Monday, May 11, 2009


The Rotary Club of Mercedes received us with a fun, warm welcome - waiving banners for our arrival!

We toured the "tranquilo", small city and walked through their cultural center, but the main attraction of this visit was a place called "Esteros de Ibera". This is the second most important wetland in the world. We got up close and personal with the wildlife - crocodiles, capybaras (carpinchos - the world`s largest rodent), and at least a zillion different kinds of birds.

A great shot of a crane snacking on a pirahna. Buena suerte con su almuerzo!

We also had our first glimpse of a true gaucho, the Argentine cowboy. Yee haw!

Mercedes is the only club we`ve seen that owns their own meeting space. It was adorned with rotary banners from all over the world.

We ended our visit to Mercedes on a sweet note - CRE-MO-LA-TI!! You scream, we scream, Rotary screams for ice cream!

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