New Rotary Friends
Trip Start Oct 20, 2009
159Trip End Jun 23, 2010
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On Tuesday while we were walking along the road, Des and I met Rosa and her boyfriend Midas, (his name is really Maires, which I didn't know until he signed my plaster cast, but he’ll always be Midas to me, as that is what I heard when he was introduced to me. He doesn’t seem to mind one way or the other. In fact, I noticed Diego calling him Midas, for which he got a quick slap on the head, but a good laugh was exchanged too.)
We were walking, which we’re doing a lot of lately, to a Rotary meeting in Frederico Westphalen, when we met the young couple, Rosa and Midas. When we told the young folk where we were going, Rosa said. "Ok, I come with you". This was not a request, but a statement. Rosa, as I mentioned earlier in the pod, is the Martins family exchange student from Finland
The Rotary meeting was expedient and economical and the 12 out of 22 members who came were delighted, and a little surprised, to see us. President Rogerio Vargas dos Santos said “You now have 22 new friends in Frederico Westphalen”, which was so nice to hear. All the members were welcoming and friendly, and we are looking forward to the Barbecue they are having next Tuesday for us.
Rogerio gave Des, Rosa and I a lift to the local pizza bar and introduced us to the owner. We had a variety of thin crust pizzas served to us one piece at a time The waiters walk around with a tray of pizzas and ask, “Would you like to try this one, it is….” Some combinations of pizza toppings I had never heard of. For example: Four cheeses, cheese and mince, cheese and bacon. These varieties of savoury pizzas had no tomato toppings. The sweet pizzas included: kiwi fruit and white chocolate, cherries and chocolate, and also apple crumble pizza (I liked this one). When we had had our fill, the owner’s wife drove us all home. Such good service!