Now, on the 2nd day of recovery, the pain has really set in. Walking is a challenge, and the swelling in the general knee area has really limited my mobility. Therefore, we've changed our plans slightly.
Currently, we are in Mendoza. Mendoza is wine country and the thing to do here is ride a bike from winery to winery, tasting and tasting. You see my dilemma? My stitches come out in 7 days, and until then (possibly later depending on the internal healing of my knee), I'm not even thinking about a bike.
So with not much to do here in Mendoza, we decided to cut our stay here short and head over to Ritoque (just north of Viña del Mar) in Chile a little early.
This tacks on a few extra days on the end of our trip. So instead of heading back to BA from Salta or Cordoba, we will head to Tucuman (south of Salta - not on the map) for a day or two...and then south to Mendoza to get drunk and ride bikes...on a paved road! Paved roads are much safer. So our return to BA will be from Mendoza, where I will conquer the bike.