Just another average sunset in paradise!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dod climbs the hill!

Dod made it!  Not only did he make it, he performed like a new 4x4 and not a 33 year old 4 ton motor home.  Unfortunately, I did not have a videographer until the last few hundred feet of the climb but neighbor Bill shot the following video of the climb to the summit.

Prior to making the attempt, I had been told by several people who had seen the hill and a couple who had made the climb in 4-wheel drive vehicles that there was no way Dod could make it.  I told them that all I could do was try.  They didn't know some of the terrain Dod had conquered in the past.  Dod made the climb with no hesitation and is now parked in one of the most beautiful spots he or I have ever been.

Saturday was a great day to make the climb and test all of Dod's fortitude.  It started raining about 4 a.m. Saturday morning and did not stop until after sunset.  It "never" rains in Aticama in February; at least that is the response I received when I posed the question to several locals.  Bill said that the last three days have been the wettest weather he has experienced during this time of the year; in fact, he said this is the only rain he has seen between October and June in all the time he has been here.  The cobblestone portions of the road up the hill were slick and the dirt portions were muddy.  I know you calculate "dog years" by multiplying actual years by 7 but I don't know how to calculate RV years.  However you do it, I am proud of Dod!

BTW I am posting from the house on the hill; I have free wireless!  First day photos and stories manana.


  1. Good show!! I have seen pictures of the house on the hill and the views are breathtaking. Enjoy your stay.

  2. It's an awesome place. I still can't get over the "small world" aspect of you being at the "Hilltop home in Aticama".
    The video didn't seem to be available when I went to play it. Not sure what's up with that. Says to "try again later". Hm.

    Enjoy your day.

  3. Way to go Dod. I will celebrate you achievement at happy hour today.