These Vitabones are made in the plant managed by our friend Dan, and they are good for the dogs, quite inexpensive, and every dog loves them. I have seen finicky dogs turn their nose up at expensive treats, but then go crazy for the Vitabones. It took some work to get the dogs to relax for a photo, but we were able to get a few.
Mauro returned about 11AM with a big surprise. Marta, Camila's mother, wanted us all to come to her place for a traditional Brazilian lunch. We were glad for the invitation and, after a stop to pick up Camila, we went over to Marta's apartment. It was in an older building in downtown Curitiba, on the second floor, and had 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, and a large kitchen. Being an older building, all the rooms are quite large with high ceilings. Very beautiful home. Marta spoke no English, but that fact did not deter her from being an excellent hostess. We had a normal meal. Only a few things, like lettuce and salad greens, shredded carrot, shredded beet, fresh watercress, fresh limes, olive oil, rice, beans, baked chicken, fresh persimmons, fresh grapes, something made from corn and salt (very tasty, like sweet corn, with consistency of butter), steamed cauliflower, baked figs, and chocolates. With a beer for afterwards. All of it - the massive food, the loving family, the atmosphere, the event - it was all perfect! A wonderful way to complete our time in Curitiba.
|Marta, Camila, and the end of our "small" meal|
|S, K, and Marta, who is holding our calling card|
Camila and Mauro, our excellent hosts!