It was a VERY long trip to the state of Minas Gerais where we were in meetings for 4 days. We had some delays going there which made it longer so the total roundtrip was about 32 hours.
We had to stop at about 32 toll booths...no kidding, but I guess that helped to keep us awake!
The scenery was beautiful and varied along the way...
from eucalyptus (seen in this photo) and orange groves to coffee plantations and fields of sugar cane, corn, bananas and sunflowers. The states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais have very rich soil!
We finally reached the small town of Vargem Bonita which sits only a few miles from the Serra da Canastra seen in the distance here.
The church is small and the town is laid-back...definitely with the small, interior town feel to it!
We stayed with the pastor and his wife who are seminary graduates, Luiz Miguel and Débora and their 11-month-old daughter, Agnes.
Come now, Agnes, give us a smile, please...
...there you go -Thank you!
We enjoyed being with those who attended the services.
The theme of the conference was about the family and there were several families there.
It seems that everyone adopts little Agnes!
On Saturday we went to visit a 186-meter-high falls, the Cachoeira Casca D'Anta, the main tourist attraction in this area.
Sorry, but you only get one photo of it. We have many more but there isn't room to post them all!