My friends Amanda, Jenn, Beau and I set out for a state park today to do some canoe-ing, but unfortunately a storm yesterday thwarted our plans by raising the river level too high. But the day was not shot! Several of Amanda's friends from grad school at Purdue joined us though, and they are all from Brazil. Not only was it fun to hang out with these people from such a fun and friendly culture, but we got to experience a real Brazilian BBQ (Picture the restaurant "Fogo de Chao" meets the boonies!). Family is big in Brazil and its a common part of their culture for upwards of 30 or 40 people to get together and bbq every weekend, all day. They just start throwing meat on the grill and as it comes off, they slice it up and pass it around. You just graze all day! The whole day was just so relaxing and low key and FUN with new friends and old ones, as well.
I'm thankful for another great week in Indiana!