|From Rio to Uruguay was from the mid-80's to the mid-50's with the snap of a finger. You folks are enjoying spring, while we're enjoying fall. This little country has a lot of flavor to it. Its a pleasant cross between south american and european cultures. Cobblestone streets, old world architecture, and it has a fall season like the american northeast. Crazy colored falling leaves and plenty of cold. Who would have thought? They have a lot of taverns and pubs along alleyways and little parks with statues every other block. The national liquor here is called "Grappa Meil" and is unanimously been proclaimed by the both of us as the worlds best shot. Smooth as silk with the aftertaste of honey. Being the beach bums we are, only a few days here and we were off to the coast. The past few days have definitely thrown a loop into our trip, an enjoyable loop.