Just brewed some tea we bought in Valdivia, Chile, and it brought back memories of one of my favorite places we visited on the trip – La Junta. We stayed with Francisca and Ruben, who open their home to travelers, mostly fishermen who come to hang out in and along the Palena River. Ruben shared his mate with us after his long day at work on the farm, and Francesa cooked us a savory lamb roast. We were their first guests of the season, and Oscar even got to drive the old farm truck! We planned to stay for just a night and ended up staying for two. I would have preferred to stay for a month!