I had some time to go through the pictures on my camera and add them on here for your enjoyment.
I'll start with the storms. Summer's on its way, which, in our neck of the
Here are the pre-storm pictures:
It was so windy! And Alexandre is so handsome :)
I made a video of the lightening and saved screen shots:
It took me a while to figure out how to do it, but now that I know how, I'll try to get better ones during the next storm!
Moving on.... We had one Saturday morning where Alexandre thought he had to work and didn't. He went to the hospital and everything, and then came back after 30 minutes. I always imagine and dream that that will happen! I hope and wish for it! We decided to go out to this little place that one of Alexandre's friends recommended. I don't know how to explain it. In the middle of nowhere, about 25 miles out of town (it's literally nowhere, like, where it should be on Google Maps, there's just a cream-colored space), there's this place with a lake, a nice restaurant, a convention are for weddings, and some high-end shops. Here, see for yourselves:
the entrance to The Place
The lake... see the rain clouds a comin'?
And wait, there's more!
On Sunday, my friend and fellow teacher Ana Rosa and I went to a Festa de Mandioca! (Remember the festa do milho?) The Mandioca Festival was run by the same people in the same place as the Corn Festival. If you don't remember what mandioca is, it's this. My favorite way to eat it is like this, except right-side up. Hard to find in the US unless you go to a specialty Asian shop (since it comes to the US by way of the Philippines), or, according to Kristin, a military commissary.
Anyway, everything was delicious, as you can probably imagine. It was actually mostly the same stuff as the Corn Festival, except with mandioca. The difference was mandioca ice cream and mandioca sweet bread. Here's a picture of me and Ana Rosa:
That ominous image on the right side of the picture was actually an all-white statue of Mary and baby Jesus... it came out kind of creepily.
That's all I found on the camera. Lots of fun events.
Off to work.... have a good day!