|Green fields of Goiás|
|Going along the river|
|Lunchtime in Goiânia|
|Cute children on the streets of Goiânia|
|Goiânia from our hotel window|
We walked to the church for a 9 am meeting with Lucas (assistant FM) and Jeferson (CTS). We went through an orientation then information on the new webcast.
After the meeting we went out for lunch.
We visited 8 chapels in Goiânia, many more than we anticipated. It took all afternoon. We passed the first airplane invented by a Brazilian in Goiânia before the Wright brothers.
I'm going to save you the pictures of the outside and inside of all the chapels except for this one.
Lucas did not have a car available so Jeferson took us around. At one point he had to drop off some decorations for his wife at a bottling plant where she works.
We passed the "Grande 'Ole Opry" of Goiânia. The city is known for Seranteja (country) music.
One of the chapels had an overgrown garden in back with various fruit trees and plants.
We had nice weather all day, but some clouds moved in to make the skies more colorful.
Jefferson took us to his own neighborhood on the south side of the city. It felt good to see the "real" Brazil outside the big city.
He took us to see his sister-in-law where we had some Goiânia cheese (It's famous in Brazil) with goiabada (guava jam). It was quite tasty.
When we got back to the hotel it wasn't quite dark so we decided to see a bit of the city. We walked to a local park which had a small art museum.
We enjoyed the walk through the park.
We went to see the central square (circle) of the city where there are state offices and several sculptures.
Wednesday we returned to Brasília by bus. There was a man at the bus station that looked like a typical cowboy from the Brazilian Cerrado.
|Jeferson and Lucas|
|The first airplane|
|Shift change at the plant|
|Giant electric guitar|
|I can't remember the name of this fruit|
|Blue sky with clouds|
|Caught some missionaries in action|
|Jefferson with his relatives|
|A fruit vendor asleep on the job|
|Looks like he needs something to eat|
|Paining in the museum|
|Giant insect infestation|
|Big Foot was here|
|Small lake in the park|
|Is that the leaning monument of Goiânia?|
We checked back into the same hotel in Brasília and got a quick lunch - pequi chicken. Pequi is a common fruit for this region. It has sharp thorns as part of the seed which can stick in your tongue and lips if you bite into it. Fortunately they had removed all the spikes when they made the lunch.
In the afternoon we had a chance to walk along the tail of the airplane (the city is designed to look like an airplane) to see the JK monument. We saw a few other sites along the way.
|Flowers in the garden|
|Two Indian warriors|
|Sculpture on the grass|
|Sepulcure for JK|
|Mall on the Asa Norte|
|I love Brasília|
Friday, after a busy day, all of the ICS department went to the temple. It was nice having the whole group there together.
On Saturday we took a little walk to some stores in the neighborhood (we usually don't have time to explore the stores close by) then worked in the apartment to catch up from our trip.
It's now Sunday and we have a new week (and month) ahead of us. We'll see what it brings.