Today was again a long, six hour day of driving. We drove from Argentina into Chile, crossing the Andes at Liucura, and will be heading North from here. We checked into a hotel in the town of Lonquimay late at night and I was feeling miserable. I was hungry and tired from several days straight of driving. It has just been a little too much for me. I ate some dinner, so now I am feeling a little better, but I still am homesick and tired. I am also feeling like I haven’t had much time to be close to my parents. We haven’t snuggled down and watched a movie, or talked and played a social game of cards, in a while. All this has me in a bad mood, and I have been upset all night. In the midst of it, I am feeling bad for feeling bad and making my parents have to care for me, though I need the care. I don’t want my parents to change the course of our journey and stop the road trip just for me. It is probably just late, I’m tired, and I need some attention and energy from my parents. Tonight, we will watch a movie together and it will all be fine. I am feeling better already!