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Another East Coast Trip! - Thursday, July 28th 2005 4:44 PM
My first trip to the East Coast this year with Dani and her family was so much fun that I decided to do it again! This time I'm in North Carolina. I started in Chicago with...
East Coast Tour - Sunday, June 5th 2005 10:31 PM
I've been back in the US for almost three weeks now, but I've only been home for a few days during that time.  My three week old Subaru already has more than 2,000 miles...
My Last Few Days! - Tuesday, May 10th 2005 11:39 PM
Maybe I'm down to my last week in Brazil, but after the last couple weekends, I'm seriously considering the possibility that I should just stay here!  Angela, Edmo, and I...
Three More Weeks - Monday, April 25th 2005 10:48 PM
I haven't posted any journals or photos for awhile, which is a good indication of how my life is going at the moment.  I'm trying to do too many things at once, and I...
Palmas and Back - Sunday, April 17th 2005 10:46 PM
I've been in Palmas for most of the past week, but I just returned this morning on the luxury bus.  A luxury bus has more room to stretch out and air conditioning. ...
A Typical Day in Goiânia - Wednesday, April 6th 2005 10:46 PM
I'm not traveling and I haven't gone to any World Cup games or any other exciting activities this week.  I've just settled into a routine, but not a rut.  Goiânia...
Traditional Brasilian Easter - Boa Páscoa! - Saturday, March 26th 2005 10:12 PM
Happy Easter to everyone!  I suppose you're curious about what a traditional Easter is like in Brasil.  This Easter is going to be a combination of Brasilian...
Heaven on Ilhabela! - Monday, March 14th 2005 10:20 AM
I found a great area to retire!  Lenora and I went to Ilhabela this weekend.  It´s the largest island in Brasil, about a 15 minute ferry ride from the Atlantic...
Onward to Campinas - Tuesday, March 8th 2005 10:53 PM
Some of my friends are tired of hearing about all my traveling.  I feel like it's been a long time since I've gone anywhere other than Goiânia!  In any case, I´m...
My Visa is Extended! Happy 21st Birthday, Breno ! - Tuesday, March 1st 2005 9:29 PM
Great news, today!  My visa was extended.  All American tourists to Brazil have to apply for a visa.  It's good for 5 years, but you can only stay for 90 days...
Happy Birthday, Rotary! - Friday, February 25th 2005 9:39 PM
This week marks the 100 year anniversary of Rotary International.  Clubs all over the world are finding their own special ways to celebrate all of the contributions...
Nasty Viruses and the Stubborn Doctor - Monday, February 21st 2005 9:15 PM
Don't  forget to check out the new photos!  Click on View Photo Album on the left side of this page. Part 1 Just when I was thinking that I could relax again...
Travel Nightmares - Friday, February 18th 2005 5:30 PM
Preface 1:  Click View Photo Album on the left to see the pictures.  There are several folders of photos from Brasil.  If you are in any of them, you may want...
Photos Online - Wednesday, February 16th 2005 2:03 PM
My big news for this week is that I have photos online.  Click the link on the left under Things to Do to View the Photo Album.  I have pictures from Christmas, New...
São Paulo Carnaval - Thursday, February 10th 2005 1:08 PM
I´m home in Goiânia again for a couple weeks after spending a long weekend in São Paulo with Dante.  It was a wonderful weekend, and I plan to visit him once a month for...
Historic Cities of Minas Gerais - Thursday, February 3rd 2005 9:33 PM
You´ve all heard of "power shopping," right?  This must be my month for "power traveling!"  I just returned yesterday from two weeks with Livia getting to know her...
Travels around Brazil - Tuesday, January 18th 2005 9:25 PM
The first thing I want to do here is give contact information to my family and anyone else who needs or wants to contact me.  I´m leaving tomorrow with Livia to go to her...
Cultural Experiences - Tuesday, January 11th 2005 6:54 PM
I wish I could send some of this heat to my family and friends in Minnesota. You are having extreme cold and I´m experiencing extreme heat. The temperature moderates here a...
Happy New Year - Wednesday, December 29th 2004 1:00 PM
Happy New Year to everyone! Livia is arriving here tomorrow and we´re going with Lenora to a four day New Year´s celebration at her brother-in-law Tiago´s fazenda. ...
Withdrawal Symptoms - Tuesday, December 21st 2004 5:39 PM
The title might be misleading - I´m having a great time, but I miss my technology that was all set up and functioning like a finely tuned machine in Duluth.  I also miss...
I´m Connected - I have a Cell Phone!! And here´s my address too! - Tuesday, December 14th 2004 2:16 PM
I have a cell phone! The number is 62-9922-2527. (country code is 55) To call from the US, get an international line (from my house, you diall 011 for this), and then dial...
Requeijaõ, Cafezinho, and the Country House or a Rainy Day at the Chacara - Sunday, December 12th 2004 6:52 AM
Last night we stayed overnight at the country house, which is called a chacara or little farm, in Portuguese.  It´s something like a hobby farm or country estate in our...
Home in Brazil - Saturday, December 11th 2004 6:36 AM
It´s Friday night about 2 AM Brazil time, and 10 PM Minnesota time, so it seems appropriate to call it a day (or two)!  Because the plane was overbooked, it was packed,...
On my way - Saturday, December 11th 2004 6:24 AM
I´m exhausted!  I´m finally at the airport in Chicago waiting for my flight to Brazil.  It´s a good thing I brought an extra bag - Eileen is taking about 10 pounds...
On the Road Again - Thursday, December 9th 2004 3:09 PM
I've been in Chicago for a few days already, but I'm leaving for Brazil tonight.  I had a few tastes of winter before I left, so I won't miss out on it completely.  I...