Sunday night a sister in the ward came over to give Diane a Mother's Day present. It was very thoughtful.
|Happy Mother's Day|
|Tearing up the old sidewalk|
|A long dusty trail|
|Bricks for the new sidewalk|
|One part of the sidewalk about finished|
On Saturday the Harts invited us to go to Santos with them. It's about a 1.5-hour drive from São Paulo on the coast. We have someone in the office who lives in Santos and commutes every day.
I had the job of navigating, which was not too hard using the GPS on my cell phone. Santos is a nice beach town and the largest harbor in South America.
We got a quick lunch at the downtown "Shopping" the went to the beach.
We were able to walk along the broad, lightly populated beach.
We decided to take a scooner ride and ran into the Burkes and Kawais. It was a nice ride for a very good price.
We went along the harbor to see all of the shipping docks. Brazilian products (like orange juice) are shipped all over the world while other products are imported.
Diane wasn't over her cold, but did OK.
The boat was full of school kids on an outing. Several of the girls stopped to practice their English with the Burkes. It was a lot of fun.
There were a lot of other types of boats in the harbor.
Some of the buildings along the harbor lean one direction or the other as the sand shifts.
I was navigator on the way back to São Paulo, but it was much more difficult in the dark. We kept taking the wrong roads and had difficulty getting back on the planned trail. We did make it back to São Paulo the scenic way (which we couldn't see because it was dark). We stopped for dinner at a Chinese restaurant close to our apartment.
|Entrance into Santos|
|Tourist office in an old bonde (streetcar)|
|A sand dollar (or sand Real)|
|Jumping the Grand Canal|
|A walk along the beach|
|Harts, Diane, Burkes, and Kawais|
|Big container loading dock|
|Houses along the harbor|
|Sea breeze for a cold|
|School girls speaking English|