Day 253 – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Day 253 – Sao Paulo, Brazil       05/01/11       Mileage: 0

John and Sabine were heading to the airport later today, so this was our last day together. Sabine wanted to spend more time with a friend in town, so John and I went to…..the Sao Paulo Indy 300!! We didn’t have tickets, but we went anyway hoping to score tickets there….which ended up being kind of a fiasco…but we got in.

The weather was starting to get bad fast and by the time the cars were on the track there was a light rain falling. Twice they started the race but each time there was a pile-up in the first corner bringing out the yellow flag.

While they were under yellow a huge downpour arrived and they pulled the cars off the track.

We waited around for the weather to improve with the hope that they would restart the race…but it was not to be. So, we split and went back to the house, collected Sabine and her sister Gisa drove us all to the airport to drop them off. It was so great to see them and we had such a great time, I hate to see them go. They made a huge effort to get down here while I was here… I’m so fortunate to have them as my dear friends. They were the first familiar faces I’ve seen since my friend Tracy visited way back in Guatemala. John, Sabine and her sisters were all such welcoming and gracious hosts…I think they might have let me buy only a round or two of drinks the entire time. Hopefully we will see each other again soon.

So just like that they were off and I went with Gisa back to her house to stay the night…as tomorrow morning it’s back on the road north.

2 Responses to Day 253 – Sao Paulo, Brazil

  1. Arlene says:

    What fun!!!!!!! Brought back memories of going to watch Uncle Bob race when you were younger. Shame that it was rained out.

    Lenny, John, Sabine and the family are wonderful, gracious and generous people and you are very fortunate to have them as friends and you are a very good friend also.

    Enjoy Rio de Janiero!!!!! Waiting to hear and see what you are doing there. Love ya, Mom and Dad

  2. Uli says:

    Hi Lenny,
    seeing the picture Bine and John leaving you alone… snifff… makes one feel sad!
    hehe, but I´m sure you are enjoyng your trip north! Paraty is wonderfull.
    Did you get my e-mail with the children-pictures?

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