Today we woke up early, packed, and were ready to go by 11:30. It was really different getting ready for a trip with another family because they have a pattern of preparation that is very different from the pattern that my family follows when we are getting ready to go to Mexico. They are a lot less organized, and everything took a lot longer than necessary. I just tried to help wherever I could. We finally headed out, and after a little while, we stopped at a gas station to get lunch. Then, a few hours later, we stopped at another gas station for a bathroom break, and when we tried to turn the car on again, it wouldn’t start. Maxi and Eric had to walk to a different gas station nearby while Nancy, Monse, and I sat outside the car and played cards. A mechanic came and used jumper cables to start the car, but the battery was still weak, and so for the rest of the trip we didn’t turn the car off again for fear that it wouldn’t start back up. We drove up into the Andes Mountains, and as we climbed higher, we saw more and more snow until the whole world was white with high, impressive mountains on all sides. When we finally passed through a tunnel into Argentina, I was really excited.