I punched it into the GPS. It looked like it would also take about six hours, but would mean that we would arrive after dark and most likely have to spend another night in the car. It also involved a long stretch of dirt road. The first part of the route was the same as that of home, so we continued on and contemplated our destination...
|From time to time we saw mounds of dirt that nothing seemed to grow on. We stopped and asked a man who told us that they are called "scabs" and nothing seems to grow on them and if you flatten them out nothing grows on that land either.|
|We saw lots of mud brick houses with thatched roofs. Wouldn't work in the cold south!|
|We missed Cristo in Rio but found him in Bahia.|
We treated ourselves to one last fun thing before home - the new Burger King in Juazeiro. We had a good supper and got home around 8:00 pm.
We were warmly greeted by our best friend/neighbors, the house sitter, our two dogs and the orange cat.
We promptly took baths and went to bed. We unloaded calmly the next day after a nice breakfast of scrambled eggs.
|The weary travelers|