December 2022- We entered Argentina at a tiny border crossing, off of a ferry boat. After a full day of heat, travel and paperwork we were ready to relax. We found a quiet riverside campsite and had some delicious deserts. Then we found more mission ruins! These Jesuit missions were created before the present country … More Argentina- adding the flag and winning the cup!
December, 2022 In the last post we shared some photos and videos of Iguazu Falls, Brazil. It was a beautiful day. Then we returned to our grassy, tree-shrouded campsite to await the arrival of our friend. Mike used this time to change the front brakes on the truck. Mechanical work in a campground always draws … More Brazil to Paraguay with a friend!
Iguazu Falls, Brazil December, 2022 This post contains video and photo. If it is not working correctly on your device, please let me know through the contact tab. Thank you. We arrived to the city of Foz do Iguacu, Brazil in the middle of a heat wave. I think I mentioned the heat and humidity … More Iguazu Falls- one of the wonders of the world!
November/December 2022 We finally got everything cleaned up and packed up in the camper and truck. But the truly hard part was saying goodbye to our farm-family. These folks mean so much to us and took such great care of us. But we have a journey to complete here in South America. Leaving Dois Irmaos … More The Journey Begins Again
November 2022 The changes in the world and the limits of tourist visa renewal in Brazil had sent us back to the USA. We arrived in the USA in March of 2021 and traveled, visited friends, loved on precious grandbabies, bought land, bought and sold rigs and longed for our life on the road. You … More Returning to South America
March 2021 We returned to the USA in 2021 because of the expiration of our Brazilian paperwork. COVID complicated many things, including the closure of land borders in South America. The last update featured the story that we had shipped two humans, two dogs and four suitcases out of Brazil and into USA. You can … More Returned to the USA- what’s new….
March 2021 Apparently we were not supposed to ship the truck and camper back to the USA and miss the last five countries in South America. When it came close to time to leave Brazil, she decided she was NOT going on that cargo ship. (read the last post by clicking here- https://slowcarfasthouse.com/2021/09/11/lets-get-out-of-brazil-maybe/ So we … More Leaving Brazil, really!
We were in Brazil for well over a year, when we decided to give up! We would put the truck camper on a cargo container ship and send it to the USA. Meanwhile we would pack up the two dogs and fly the four of us to North America. In order for this to happen … More Let’s Get Out Of Brazil, Maybe…….
While we hung out in Southern Brazil (state of Rio do Sul) we realized that we were extremely close to the Uruguay border. We had heard about the pandemic border closures, but we hadn’t see it for ourselves. So what the heck, we packed up the camper and took a trip to check it out. … More While we are in Brazil, let’s see if we can get in to Uruguay.
We first arrived in Brazil back in November. During that time we crossed the Amazon and rode on a sugar barge for DAYS….. (click here to see the story)https://slowcarfasthouse.com/2020/01/08/brazil-the-amazon/ Then we visited Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana and crossed back in to Brazil in January. We explored the northern section of Brazil and had some … More Doing stuff while “stuck” in Brazil