There were two impetuses for this trip. First, our Bend friends Andy & Marcia asked us to join them for a week's stay at a wine country Finca in Mendoza, Argentina. And together we decided to also visit Bolivia and Buenos Aires. In addition I had obtained a spot on a photography workshop in the southern Patagonia. So I was able to combine the two trips and the four of us spent almost four weeks in Bolivia and northern Argentina, followed by my two weeks in Patagonia.