After such a late night the last thing we wanted to do was get up early, but we all felt like we really needed to go to church Sunday morning. It was raining and we had to walk, so I kind of had a bad attitude about it, but once we got to the little old house that had been turned into a chapel I remembered why I needed to go. After such a rowdy, loud, and wild night I needed to feel the peace and calm that you feel in church. It was fast and testimony meeting and even though I didn't understand a word that was spoken I felt the spirit so strong. It was like a breath of fresh air. There was a missionary that was from Payson, UT and he had only been out for two weeks. He bore his testimony, and Ryan commented on how good his Portuguese was. Afterwards we went and talked to him and he seemed terrified, he asked Ryan how his Portuguese sounded and how long it took Ryan to be able to understand people. He was so sweet. I've been trying to get a hold of his mom and tell her we saw him, but I haven't had much luck.
For lunch Diego's mom made us an incredible lunch. She made a pot roast (Brazilian style) potatoes, pasta, farofa, and salad. She is such a good cook it was amazing what kind of food came out of that humble, teeny kitchen.
Later that afternoon we took a walk around the city. This is the canal where all the boats are docked.
On our way home we stopped by one of Diego's friends house. There were a lot of people there and all they wanted to do was feed us. We were still stuffed from lunch but Ryan had room for dessert. And these women were thrilled that he ate and liked it! They just sat there watching him like a hawk as he ate, waiting to see how much he liked it. He ate 3 plates full! They didn't give him much choice.
Monday it was still kind of rainy, so we went shopping! We laughed at how even the mannequins have big booties!
My favorite thing to get at Tocano's or Rodizio's is the cheese bread, Pao de Queijo, and I finally found some!
Later that night everyone ordered pizza. Brazilian pizza doesn't have tomato sauce on it. They put ketchup on it. I didn't like the ketchup, but the pizza itself was pretty good.
Tuesday was hot!! So we headed to the beach and ate our little hearts out. (not like we hadn't been doing that every other day) I loved trying all the new foods that people were selling in little stands along the beach.
Ryan wasn't feeling well, probably from all the dessert he had the day before.
Later we hiked over to the fort right on the beach.
This is the acai with granola and honey, that we loved so much.
And this was the cheeseburger that I loved so much. Mostly because of the bread to meat ratio!