we headed east an north and followed Ruta 1 up the Rio de la Plata and then the Atlantic Ocean.  Antlantida is a nice suburb of Montevideo.
once out of the city proper, neighborhood streets (even upper income areas) were well maintained dirt roads.  No washboarding ever. 
a fuzzy pic of the beach along Atlantida .
I also wanted you to see the roof thatching they use on about 20% of the homes. this one was just finished.

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