The heat and sticky humidity of Santa Cruz today has us dreaming of our time at Viña del Mar with Dan’s family this Christmas. After a week in Santiago, we drove two hours to this beautiful resort town on the rugged Pacific coast, where we relaxed by the beach and pool and ate as much seafood as we could. Some of the highlights include our fabulous hotel picked by Jennifer (Sheraton Miramar), Christmas Eve Mass on the beach, Christmas day massages, and playing with Jackson on the beach.

On the way back to Santiago, we spotted some lazy sea lions basking on the rocks off the coast. How they’re able to get their massive bodies up the steep rocks was a mystery to all of us!

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