Monday - April 13, 2012
We left home in Cuiaba, Brazil at 2:15 a.m. Alex, Jess and Josh took us to the airport. "Good-byes" are bittersweet!
The flight to Sao Paulo took only 2 hours. Once in Sao Paulo Antonio started feeling very ill! His blood pressure went up and he had a bad headache. He was attended at the airport medical station and after a time in observation they decided that he just had a case of travel "nervousitis" and gave him something in the IV for his headache and to lower his BP. Not a nice way to start the trip! We met our group leader from "The Midnight Cry" and the others that we were traveling with - people from all over Brazil! There are 48 in our group. It was a LOOOOOOOONG night! The non-stop flight from Sao Paulo to Rome was 10 1/2 hours!