The last few days of the trip were mostly spent waiting to leave. I had lost any interest in interacting with my travel partner, my cough was so bad I spent most nights awake, I could barely speak, and I was running a nasty temperature. 
The flight home was a glad one in the sense that it was happening, not so much in the time spent on an airplane before arriving back home in Seattle where I had hoped the flue I was now experiencing would improve. Unfortunately it wasn’t until a week after returning before I was finally forced into going to the hospital where I was informed I had Scarlet Fever. Something I didn’t even know people could get anymore.On the plus side, with modern antibiotics I was in no danger of dying from it like past days, but I did spend the most of the rest of the summer recovering from the experience
  1. Don’t get sick on vacation. It sucks and makes the trip miserable. And if you do get sick, get medicine or you might end up with Scarlet Feature
  2. Don’t travel with a crazy person. It might seem adventurous, but sometimes it would be better to travel alone
  3. Uruguay is a beautiful country that tends to get skipped over for its larger neighbors
  4. Even though it looks sunny, it can get cold in South America in the winter months
  5. The food is awesome
  6. It is possible to get by on limited Spanish, but it sure helps to know some as well
  7. Take more pictures