Carmelo, Uruguay

Thursday, 30 January 2014
Our journey next took us to Carmelo, Uruguay and the Four Seasons Resort. It was absolutely beautiful. Even though it is located in a man-made forest of tall, straight pine trees, the feeling is authentic and peaceful. The resort is located on the river and although we didn't swim, we did enjoy the lovely breeze while sitting by the pool.



A vineyard is situated on the property around walking trails and small villas for guests. Our villa looked out toward the river. The best part of the suite for me was an outdoor shower surrounded by stone and green vegetation. 


To take in the beauty of the Uruguayan country side, I went horseback riding on the second morning we were there. James is allergic to horses so he opted out. Our guide was a true gaucho and while he didn't speak much English, he was an excellent rider. On our ride, he was even training this young horse and they showed us some amazing tricks!


The ride was about an hour long and we wound through the "forest" into the country side and around some lovely ponds that were rich with birds and wildlife. 


A couple from New York were also there from the resort to ride. She was a Broadway play director and he worked in production for the plays. They certainly had some great stories. 


I used to ride horses every week in college (undergrad) and looked forward so much to heading to the barn and being around the majestic horses. This was such a fun experience because it reminded me of my younger days! 


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