Report 5th of November
Today we drive from the SOS Children’s Village in Salto to Tacuarembó, both in Uruguay
In the morning we get a special surprise when José and Horacio, founders of the Uruguayan T-Ford club, visit us with their T-Fords. The cars get a thorough inspection, and we get tips on which route to take.
While Dirk does maintenance on the T-Ford, we make music with the children in the village.
Just outside the children’s village we spot some old cars. When we drive there, it turns out to be a big collection of oldtimer dealer Pablo and his family. They treat us to nice cold drinks and Dirk gets a Uruguayan license plate as a souvenir.
The road to Tacuarembó passes through hills and meadows. Apart from cows, we see lots of ñandus, the south american ostrich.
Just before Tacuarembó a car overtakes us, with the occupants signaling to us. When we stop it turns out to be Eduardo, whom we had contact with via e-mail. He is the owner of Fordt City, a beautiful T-Ford museum with a restaurant and hotel. We spend the rest of the night in Fordt City, including an interview for the local news channel.
At night the T-Ford sleeps among his friends in the museum.