We had a good time in Águas de Lindóia. The hotel was famous in the 1920s and it's pretty old now, but it's undergoing massive renovations. I was impressed by the roster of illustrious guests, including Marie Curie, who came to check out the radioactive water from the famous springs that the town is known for. I took many photos, but I won't be able to post them tonight (if ever :-( ) because tomorrow morning we'll be on our way to Curitiba, in the state of Paraná -- that's where most of my extended family lives here in Brazil, including my only remaining grandmother. We'll stop in São Paulo so the doctor can examine Kelvin (who doesn't have any further symptoms and whose rash seems to be going away).
The good news is that my aunt now has internet access at her home -- finally!! I can hardly believe that. So, I'll try to post, but we'll be very busy spending time with aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. from both my mom and my dad's side of the family. And now I have to go pack our bags because we need to leave early tomorrow. There's a soccer game on TV right now and a "classic" one too -- Brazil and Argentina -- who play as part of the next World Cup's classifying round, but I guess I'm going to bed before the game is over (45 more minutes to go). The boys are coughing a bit and have slightly runny noses -- I hope they don't get worse!
Summertime, and the living is purposeful
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