Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Trip to the Fazenda

This past weekend, we had the pleasure to go to a family's fazenda (farm). And it was so great! We really had a nice time! Of course as always, there was the famous churrasco! But for me, the best part, was when I got to go horseback riding! I have loved horses as long as I can remember and we had a really good time together!

Tell you the truth, I was SHOCKED that Sidnei got on to ride the horse! But here he is, my favorite part, is that he and the horse are making the same face!

Here is Sidnei's Dad (Jose), Mom (Marlene), his Uncle (who is also named Sidnei), and Sidnei waiting for the food! They were starving!

Sidnei and I! We even got someone to actually take the picture for us!

Here we are in the backyard, I just thought everything looked so lush, green, and pretty!

This picture here, is to show you that I have really learned my lesson! As you can see, I have very burnt arms...and though you can't tell, I came home with lobster red arms, chest, and face. It's all very cute and painless, even days later. My parents always said I never would learn anything the easy way.

Here are all the goodies we got to bring home! I love going to the country and bringing home all the fresh produce. I promise to write a post on the foods here VERY soon!
This is Gil's Dad, Gil (who is marrying Sidnei's Uncle Sidnei) and Sidnei's Mom Marlene.

At this point we went hiking in the mountains to go to the lagao (the lake) and fish! We were not lucky. This is the way back...and if you can't tell, I'm burnt and so over it all. Ready to head home!

Here is Sidnei throughly enjoying himself and trying to convince me to stay overnight so he can fish at night, when he is SURE the fish will bite. HA HA!

There are no more pictures because we went home!

Seriously good day with friends and family!


Tamara said...

I love the first pic of you riding and the one of you guys in the green garden. Beautiful!

markuza said...

That looks like great fun. I miss spending time in the woods, having been raised in them. Never spent much time with horses though!

Lisa said...

Looks like you have found a great life in Brasil. The pictures are wonderful. What beautiful greenery!

Lisa Q

Betty said...

I´m glad you are enjoying the family. The area really does look lush and green and you look happy.

Anonymous said...

I love the first picture...looks like a painting. I'm freaked out by horses but looking forward to conquering that with my own fazenda experience one day...

Beijos e abraços...
Your friend in Rio

Krystyn said...

Wow...looks like a great time with beautiful scenery.

Now, do I need to mail you some sunscreen?

LadyFi said...

Fun-filled pictures - that first one is wonderful!

I remember going to a friend's fazenda somewhere in the middle of Bahía in Brazil. I was covered in literally hundreds of ticks that I had to shower off and hope that not too many had stuck to me!

Ashley said...

I love seeing your photos and the happy, smiling couple!!!

Mrs. C said...

The first picture really is amazing! The farm looks like fun. How far is it from where you live? I would love to go horseback riding but my husband is too scared he'll fall off and get injured. Sorry you got sunburned!

American in Norway said...

Looks like a GREAT time...but girlfriend two words for you
S U N - S C R E E N! live it, love it.learn it!

Jim said...

How great to have a country farm to get away to! It looks wonderful.

Feel the love.

Nice post. Thanks for sharing.


Sorcerer said...

wow!! the pictures are soo wonderful..
Its real treat to the eyes..the Greeen fresh nature..

Fresh Mommy said...

Looks like a great time, and some great photos as well!! You are really enjoying the country, and it's so nice to see!! I want some of that produce! Haha. :) Yum.

Queenie Jeannie said...

So much to catch up on!!! So where are you now?? Are you living in Brazil?? Is there a post that condenses the past six months or so???

Color me confused, but so happy that you are doing well and apparently with your husband!!!