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24 hours of travel time from

5/28/09 — 24 hours of travel time from Brazil  to Corvallis, OR, and I’m home. For a couple of days, anyway. Then it’s pack up again and I’m off to the beautiful state of Washington for more school visits, the last of the 2008-2009 school year.

The Brazil trip was fantastic, albeit short. I didn’t have time to take many photos, but here are a few:

A capibara, the largest rodent in the world, the size of a sheep. Really!

Botanical garden in Curitiba.

Dr. Suessian pine tree, which is found only in southern Brazil.

Rain forest hike with wonderful hosts, Kathy and Kae.

What it’s all about: kids and books. Good thing he’s got his seat belt on; stories can be a wild ride!