Thursday, December 27, 2012

The first of the waterfalls

Salto Manduri. Much more impressive when there is water.
We are told there are over 100 waterfalls in the municipality of Prudentopolis and we have now see 2 of them. We were taken by a good friend and part time investigator, Armando. Armando is one of those people that you just know you have been friends with before coming to earth, at least in my case. I knew we would be good friends as soon as we met. He and his wife come to church almost every Sunday for at least Sacrament Meeting and they would do anything for you. They are not members but their son, Anderson has joined the church and is serving a mission in Sao Paulo.
Salto Barao looking down from the lookout point

Armando and Sister McKinney at Salto Barao lookout point

Salto Barao. See if you can find the birds
nesting on the face of the rock behind the water.

Rickli resort at the Salto Manduri. Built mostly for day
use by the Rickli family as a way to give back to the community.
The word salto can mean jump, bounce, waterfall or shoe heel. I noticed a sign at the swimming pool that prohibited a "salto mortal" which is a somersault. The Rickli family immigrated from Switzerland and both of the falls shown here are on their very large holdings, which include farming of soy and corn among other things and a large conservation area where the falls are located.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous! What fun to read about your experiences.