My parents went to visit my sister in Chile. The big news is that, yes, they survived the trip! We had our doubts that wouldn't be detained or something and neither of them speak a drop of Spanish... They might could get by in Santiago with a phrase book, but Katie lives farther out on the coast in Vina del Mar. They were there for 10 days and experienced a soccer game, miles and miles of hiking up and down the streets due to public transit strikes and even Cuban cigars.
Here are pictures: 1) my parents and sister in Katie's house 2) my parents and Katie and her friends 3) my mom and Katie... somewhere 4) my parents with Chile in the back ground