A couple quick rainshowers didn’t slow us down as we fit a few hundred kids with new TOMS shoes in San Pedro. these photos shot with the Blackberry Torch 9800 — thanks again AT&T for sending us to Argentina along with the contest winners… Pictured below, Mina, winner of Gowalla / AT&T trip, fitting a girl with new shoes earlier this afternoon.
Today is our fifth and final shoe drop. Each experience has been beyond amazing. Getting to know the kids, outfitting them with shoes and spending time within their communities has been such a valuable and rewarding experience.
I can’t wait until we have a solid internet connection so we can share it with you! We’re pretty much off the grid, with a 10 minute window during the drive when a cell phone signal comes through. I’m going to post now before we lose it!
More soon, from BA!
Minara won a TOMS Shoes / AT&T trip by checking in on Gowalla and brought her brother Fred to Argentina!
Photos from Sunday afternoon hike to “Devil’s Throat” at Iguazu Falls (taken with a Blackberry Torch 9800 thanks to AT&T).
Photos from our early afternoon hike at Iguazu Falls with our TOMS Shoes group including AT&T and Gowalla contest winners. Very relaxing to play tourists after a long, enthralling two days of shoe drops. We visited the Andrecito school on Friday and 3 Guarany villages in the rolling hills of northeastern Argentina on Saturday.
More to come after lunch!
Photos taken with Andy’s Blackberry Torch 9800 provided by AT&T, published from the trail with WordPress for Blackberry app. Captions: Nicole, Adrienne, Amy, Andy at Iguazu Falls. Eva Waterfall @ Iguazu Falls
The Nitti family hosted 35 of us to an amazing asada, complete with Malbec and dancing. The perfect welcoming to Argentina. It was on this property, with Alejo Nitti, that Blake Mycoskie launched TOMS Shoes in 2006.
posted by Andy via WordPress app for Blackberry Torch 9800
The last 24 hours have been an amazing whirlwind of activity rendering us high on adrenaline and quite slight on sleep (6 hours in the past 3 nights. no joke!)!!
We arrived in Buenos Aires yesterday morning after a 9 hour flight from Miami. It’s always interesting to land somewhere at the break of day when back home it’s still the middle of the night!
There’s a group of 35 of us, ranging from folks from the Tom’s Shoes and AT&T staff to photographers, journalists, social media entrepreneurs and contest winners. After having brekkie at the hotel, we had a chance to briefly rest then embarked on a bus tour of the amazing BA.
Today, we’re off to Igazu where we’ll be embarking on our first shoe drop about a mile out at the Andresito School. I’m excited to meet the kids, have some fun, and challenge myself! We may not have internet access, so we’ll do our best to post as we can.
Thanks again to AT&T for this amazing opportunity. The next few days are going to be fantastic!