Spirit Falls – Cascada de las Animas
December 8 is a national holiday here in Chile. Immaculate Conception day is a Roman Catholic holiday which celebrates their belief that the Virgin Mary was born free of sin. We took advantage of the holiday to travel an hour outside Santiago into the Maipo River Valley just Southeast of the city. The sights were fantastic and we enjoyed our time at Cascada de las Animas, a park with a restaurant, grills, picnic tables, a zip line over the river, hiking, a pool, white water rafting, and many other things. We enjoyed our lunch at the restaurant and Meranda took a nap by the pool. The highlight of my time there was the 1.5 hour hike to see the waterfalls. Bethanne did the hike in flip flops! (because I forgot to tell her to bring shoes) I carried Meranda in a back pack carrier and she loved it! Here are many pictures of our day in Cajon del Maipo, read the rest of the page to see them all.