Festa Junina

Trip Start May 14, 2009
Trip End Aug 11, 2009

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Flag of Brazil  , State of Sao Paulo,
Saturday, June 27, 2009

Well, today is Festa Junina at the Campos home. This morning I awoke and had some fruit and bread before heading upstairs to chill. Michael Jackson was all over the television. It's amazing how he touched every corner of the world! He filmed the "They Don’t Really Care About Us" video in Salvador de Bahia with the Olodum band. Now, I am even more ready to go to Bahia! I received an e-mail from Mabrisa, my Bahian friend who says I can stay with her sister or parents there…which will really reduce the amount of money I need to spend!

Anyway, after watching some Michael videos, we left for the supermercado to buy things for Festa Junina. When we returned some boys and men were putting up the fogueira (bonfire). They had already put up the string of flags. FlagsToday, May Lou Pretty doggywent to the groomer, and I must say she looks 100% better. What a difference a little soap and water can make to a so-ugly-you’re-kinda-cute dog. Much better!We went inside for lunch, which was feijoada and got to work preparing more food for tonight’s festivities. Then the skies grew dark and the power went out. StormGood thing the stoves are run by gas! Power’s back on…great! We continued to socialize in the kitchen and prepare.  Power’s out again! This time for over an hour…the wind caused this to occur. So they lit candles Candlesso that we could see what we were doing. Candles Mayra and I discussed our trip to SP next weekend.  I am so excited to see another part of Brazil, you wouldn’t believe! I don’t think this time around I’ll be able to go to Rio because there is no way I can go there alone. Marcos says I can go to Bahia alone but NOT Rio. So, maybe many years down the road I can return for a vacation.

Anyway, later on in the evening, after the power returned, I took a shower and got ready for thie party. Festivities began around 8:15. There was plenty of good foodFood, Pãolots of people Partyand a great bonfire to warm the night air. Bonfire
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