I was up early this morning and the sky was amazing as the sun was coming up!!
It is a beautiful morning for a trip to Penedo with the girls…by bus.
Actually it turned out to be a scorcher day. It was so hot walking around Penedo that it was nice to stop in some of the cool shops as well as take some photos of interesting foliage in secret gardens…
The village of Penedo is the first Finnish colony in Brazil. Penedo was settled by Finnish immigrants in 1929. The Scandinavian style of houses has been preserved, and the village has kept its European charm. Penedo is a place for many local artisians, as well as a popular destination for adventure seekers. Rappelling, mountaineering and horseback riding are among the options. It is a place to enjoy the nature trails and waterfalls, and just breathe the fresh mountain air. Penedo is famous for the Papa Noel Village. Of course we had to show Laura around…
Tonight we had a real treat. A friend of ours from Shenyang, China…well originally from Nova Scotia is in Brazil and we had chance to have dinner. You’ll remember last year Curt visited Shenyang because he and his wife Wanda were moving there. Well Curt and Wanda now live in Shenyang and Curt was in Brazil this week for business with a couple colleagues. We were happy it worked out for us to see him and have dinner together! Wanda, I wish you were here too!!
Well we are off to Rio bright and early in the morning, like REALLY early!!! We need to make the most of the two days we have to show Laura around. So far the weather has been perfect but tomorrow and Sunday the forecast is showers. Wish us luck…there are famous sights that depend on the weather. I am not taking my computer this weekend, I am taking a day break so I will do our Rio weekend blog on Sunday evening when we return.
Have a great weekend!!