Sweet 16

In 16 days I’ll be hopping aboard a big ol’ airliner to make yet another trip south to Ubaúna, Brazil.

I was counting it up; since February 2004, I’ve made 9 trips — almost 100,000 miles — back and forth, spent 4 months of cumulative time on the ground there, eaten what seems like a ton of beans and rice, gotten dengue fever once, constipation twice, personally introduced more than 40 “gringos” to the place and have become know as “uncle Joe” to gazillions of little Brazilian kids.

That is what makes it so sweet…


7 responses to “Sweet 16

  1. I need some Joe Carr in my life, I’m lacking. Text me soon b4 you leave :-D, alot, ALOT to talk about

  2. patrickandchristy

    I’m not a jealous type person but you know how to push my envy button don’t you.

  3. hey charlie and i have been talking about getting a group together from journey to go with you next summer….

  4. Sounds like fun! I might just have to put myself in the keyboard case so I can tag along!


  5. patrickandchristy

    What a sweetie!!! And when you chug that one, toast it to us back at home and remember us in spirit.

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