> Nov 07 2009--Montevideo to Colonia Route 1


Leaving Montevideo, we took the Rambla out of town and through the industrial area of the city and into the country side to Colonia. Both Roy and I decided it looked very much like the Sacramento delta area many years ago. Very green, verdant country side and farm lands, spotted with villages and small towns along the way made for a very "tranquilo" drive even though it was a couple of hours to our destination. We do contend that in not too many years, the highway will become larger and more of an interstate and of course the area will lose some of its charm. Progress, the curse and prayer for all areas that are growing.