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Re: CNN Patagonia article

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:19 pm
by Tombi
you can be deprived of the fundamental comforts of modern life in the middle of some gawdforsaken wilderness so you can pretend to be a pioneer or colonist or something
Sounds like the type of holiday most spoilt city kids (mine included) needs at some point in their lives Nothing like frostbitten fingers to help them forget about Nintendo. :lol:

Re: CNN Patagonia article

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:48 pm
by admin
yea, I never understood the dude ranch concept. So, you are talking a bunch of suckers in to paying you to do manual labor on your farm?

Considering I have never met a farmer anywhere in the World that would not let you just walk up for free and help him with his work, it is a rather absurd concept; but, I guess it is a new experience for some. The only hesitation you might get would be that they may think you are little crazy.

As for me, I have done more than one tour of duty bucking bails of hay for ungrateful horses and cows as a teenager. Although I do have to admit, it does make more sense than buying a membership in a gym for those that live in cities.

Re: CNN Patagonia article

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:26 pm
by john
Yeah, forget about a dude ranch ... six weeks at a Kibbutz will fix you right up! :wink:

Re: CNN Patagonia article

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:55 am
by Tombi
john wrote:Yeah, forget about a dude ranch ... six weeks at a Kibbutz will fix you right up! :wink:
I did that when I was 19 back in '96, loved it. I was in charge of the petting zoo and pony rides on the beach! :lol:

Re: CNN Patagonia article

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:32 pm
by john
Tombi wrote:I did that when I was 19 back in '96, loved it. I was in charge of the petting zoo and pony rides on the beach!
I did my six week stint when I was 21 back in '63, loved it too. I was involved in bringing in the harvest ... nothing quite so exotic as you. 8)