Trip Start Jun 15, 2008
25Trip End Jun 19, 2008
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Our Itinerary in Rio de Janerio, Brazil
June 12-26, 2009
Friday, June 12
Left for Rio de Janerio from Charlotte, NC with a lay over in Atlanta, GA
Saturday, June 13
Arrived at People's Central Institute (ICP) where we stayed for 7 days. ICP offers all day educational services for children 3 months to 6 years; remedial classes for public school children ages 7 to 12; adult classes for training on computers and computer repair, English classes, bakery school, and opportunities for field work.
Went to Men's toy store to buy tools
Watched sunset on Sugar Loaf Mountain
Sunday, June 14
Toured Corcovado, The Christ Statue
Attended the Hippie Fair
Visited the Lamb Community Center to discuss the work to be completed
Watched the children in the favela (slums) dance in the streets at the Hillbilly Fair
Attended church service at Jardim America Church
Monday, June 15 through Thursday, June 18
Completed construction work at the Lamb Community Center. The work we completed included adding stairs to the second floor, repairing the fence, and putting up white board in the classroom. We bought supplies and paid for someone to put up a roof over the outside area.
On Tuesday, June 16, we held VBS
On Thursday, I returned to ICP with flu-like symptons and went to bed without supper.
Friday, June 19
Toured downtown Rio and went to the Cathedral and Copacabana beach.
Saturday, June 20
Relaxed at Camp Clay
Hiked the trails and to the top of the mountain at Camp Clay
Sunday, June 21
Visited a Coffee Plantation
Shopped at a near by town
Attended Edjmonto's English class
Attended church service at church near Camp Clay
Camped out on the top of the mountain on the first day of winter with Ed Goodson, Danny Thompson, and Tim Giles. Watched the Southern Cross and other beautiful constellations.
Monday, June 22 through Wednesday, June 24
Worked with children at AMAS, a home for abandoned and abused children in Niteroi
Thursday, June 25
Friday, June 26
Where I stayed
ICP and Niterio