Sunday, January 16, 2011
Our trip to Carmelo Peralta, part 1
Friday morning we headed out of Filadelfia with 2 pick-ups and our SUV. We traded kids for a while, so that they wouldn't becaome bored (and start fighting with their sisters:) This is Anna (Brianna's friend), Princess Polar (Brianna's newest teddy bear and Brianna in the back seat of our Toyota Runner. We tanked the vehicles and started out with mixed feeling about the 270 km of dirt roads in front of us. It had rained 140 mm at out house two days before, and the roads could be tricky.
As you can see, the bridges don't look very sturdy, and some were broken, so that we had to drive on the lower part of the road.
The water was still rushing underneath the bridges 2 days after the rain. And because the water covers a lot of gras and other plants, it soon starts to smell very foul. Yuck!
This was out first view of the Paraguayan river. Brazil is on the other shore.
I'll post more tomorrow. I really have to get to the dirty laundry and to my couch:)