As you all may know by reading previous posts, my family took a vacation this past long weekend (5 days)
with Gabriela and another family.
There were a total of 9 kids and 6 adults...
well, we had a pool/churrasco/general guy, a maid, cook and extra girl ;)
(remember, we are in South America and help comes with the house for a nominal fee, not optional)
Now, the natural beauty of the area:
a hill top house that looked over it,
the amazing color and reflections,
the plants and flowers,
(Gabriela and I had fun playing with out cameras this night...the colors were amazing! If you see her blog, her picture has the moon in it! Very cool Gabriela!)
these were all a natural given beauty...
but the real beauty was found in the combination and interaction between our families. It was absolutely amazing to not have any fights between kids, no tv, no internet and complete peace!
The kids had a fabulous time playing various games, exploring around the ocean rocks, playing baseball, trying to fish, finding rocks and shells, kayaking...
they were just the happiest bunch of kids.
And I don't think I need to tell you how that made all of us adults feel...
relaxed, content and also enjoying each others company without a constant stream of interruptions from the little ones :)
It was the best way to spend 5 days with friends that I will always cherish and hope to see again somewhere in the future after we part from Brasil