Thursday, August 27, 2009
A VISIT TO A FAZENDA (FARM)
Saturday we were invited to some friends weekend home, a fazenda in the hills of Santa Luzia. They picked us up at noon and we spent the remainder of the day enjoying the spoils of the land. We ate fruit from their trees, eggs from their chickens, and we even drank fresh, straight sugar cane ( what a delight)!
The kids had a blast hunting for crystals in the forest, riding the play jeep, rowing across the family pond, and swimming in the pool.
Marko and I once again enjoyed Brazilian fellowship while eating Brazilian Cuisine. We stuffed ourselves full and rolled into bed wondering if we were ever going to exercise discipline in our lives again!
As is customary, the visit was an all day event. We were exhausted from attempting to speak and understand Portuguese, as well conversing in English with Brazilians eager to learn our language! Grandpa (Vou) was very anxious to practice his English and boy is it hard on the brain to try to meld two languages together for clear understanding! I think we all were worn out by the end of the day!