|I am pretty sure my motorcycle has a bigger engine!|
It was pretty easy to drive, and we made our way through the Chilean traffic without any problems. In Santiago the traffic is rumored to be insane, but around Viña del Mar it was easy-peasy. We made our way north along the coast, and the apartments and condos got progressively nicer and more impressive, as did the beaches. After about 30 miles of exploration we stopped for a couple of empanadas and some water. K noted the front tires looked low, and the worker at the Petrobras where we had parked agreed. He directed us over to the air station, and I inflated all 4 tires to 32 PSI. The front ones were pretty low, below 24. Chilean air stations are automatic - you set the PSI and the machine equalizes your tire with the desired PSI and beeps when it's done. Very nice, and no charge!
Making our way inland we saw small towns, orchards, cattle, horses, vinyards, farms, oil refineries, a steel mill, and the big freeway (Ruta 5). We cut back using toll roads, paying a couple of bucks every 15 miles or so. The roads were good and the speed limit was 100KPH (around 60MPH) or higher. After a full day of driving, we returned to the apartment in Viña for a rest.