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11 August 2013

With a tip of the hat to “Animal House,” it occurs to us at the Viapark Hotel, here in Parque del Plata, just an hour out from Montevideo on the currently-chilly Costa de Oro, that a road trip or three might be in order.  As the frosty Uruguayan winter crawls toward spring, this ‘ol bear’s thoughts drift towards warmth…

People enjoying the covered hot springs

Termas de Daymán in Salto, Uruguay

To this end we’ve been nose-to-keyboard trolling for hot springs, bus charters, good eating places, fun shopping, and similar sybaritic toys. The emerging image is a trial 3 or 4 day “run-away” with a group of nearby English speakers + local friends – thinking a (nice) charter-bus leaving Hotel Viapark in Parque Del Plata, off to a neat hotel at the Dayman Termas (hot springs) near Salto, bubble a few days, bus brings us back here.  Maybe some solo side shopping/sightseeing trips into Salto, local buses run frequently I’m told. Costs hopefully on the $125-$225 level per person at first glance, influenced  by the number of players, time of week, destination hotel, bus company — on and on.  We will need 20 to 40 folks on board to make these numbers work.  Thinking of a trip soon, last week August or first part of September.

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Movie Nights for August 2013

The Hotel Viapark English-language movies near Montevideo continues! Our weekly Movie Night, for expats, immigrants, tourists, and locals who want to learn or practice English, is every Sunday, early evening. For the rest of the colder winter and early spring weather, a half-hour earlier than our high-season. Movies are at 4:30 pm now at the Viapark in Parque del Plata.

Free admission, good company, a warm heater, and good sound for the large flatscreen TV. Our kitchen is open for our burgers-and-beach-food menu, along with specialty sausage dishes from our friends at J&M Sausage Company. Beers and wines also available. Free popcorn too!

Previews from YouTube for the rest of August movies.

Coming Atractions:

Sunday 18 August: Dave with Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver. President in a coma! Call the temp agency!

Sunday 25 August: The Verdict with Paul Newman. Also featuring Jack Warden, Charlotte Rampling, James Mason, Lindsay Crouse, Roxanne Hart, and many other great actors.