Day 4/Part 3–
After shopping, we continued through the desert to San Pedro de Atacama, which would be our final stop for the day. Earlier in the trip, I had joked with Pierre and said that whoever saw the first alpaca would win a one- dollar finder’s fee. We had pulled over to look at the snow-covered mountains in the distance, and I heard Pierre say, “You owe me a dollar.”
I rushed over to where he was standing and could see a pack of alpacas in the distance. We watched them for a few minutes, and I said, “It’s a shame that they aren’t closer, so we could see them better.” I counted eighteen, but it’s quite possible that there were even more. We got in the camper and drove for less than ten minutes, when I spotted a lone alpaca standing on a ridge off to the side of the road. He looked like he was modeling just for us, making my wish come true. It was a terrific anniversary gift!
Happy Anniversary, Pierre! What are you planning to do with your prize money?