Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Name that State

Look familiar? It sorta should. . . it's a soybean field. You might be asking yourself: 'Where did he get a picture of a soybean field in the middle of March?' A good question, the answer is: Brazil.

I just got back on Sunday after a short 5 day trip to the south american continent. Driving around the Brazilian coutry side and seeing the sights was not too different from that of Iowa. Crazy, I know. (There was a picked cornfield on the other side of the road too) Posted by Picasa


Blogger Dana said...

How exotic. A foreign country that looks just like home only with a shift of the growing season. Did you at least get to drive on the other side of the road?

12:13 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Sorry, that's only in G.B. (the whole other side of the road thing). (and australia, new zealand and maybe s. africa, but all former british colonies). Anyway, yeah very much like home. They even grow year round down there. But not all fields all the time in case you wondered. have to give the soil a little time to recover!

2:58 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

So what was the occasion to visit South America?

1:43 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Work. . .

9:55 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

You sound so excited. And speaking of your work, I do believe my dad said that he needed to place an order with your fine establishment. Some filter screens or something like that...

7:15 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Wow, Gene purchases Jacobs products!! Goood ole' Iowans support'n Iowans!

I try to play down my excitement about traveling for work, people sometimes get jealous. . . But let me tell you this was a bit of a tiring trip. I traveled all over south central Brazil for the first 3 days. mostly by Airplane cause the roads are a little less than awesome. so I was a bit fatigued when I got back home. And I hardly had time to stop and enjoy the scenery. But oh well, it's another continent to add to the list.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Jake said...

Your picture is reminiscent of central France, too. Charles de Gaulle is surrounded by corn fields. After flying into Paris and driving all the way to Strasbourg, our comment was, "Looks just like home." (I was with another Iowan.) There were corn fields and mostly plains with a few rolling hills.

The villages were different though and there were road signs marking historical things you could stop and see just like Iowa...except the historical sites in France were probably 200-1000 years older than the ones in Iowa and more grand.

How many continents does this make, Robert?

12:09 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

well if you count N. America, 4.

It'll be a while for Antartica. (probably never). And I'm trying to figure out a way to get to Australia/New Zealand.

And we also have cusotmers in Morrocco, so I am thinking of messing something up just to be able to go over and fix it! (just kidding).

1:13 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

What interests does Jacobs have in Brazil Robert? Is it anything to do with soybean processing? Because my dad is building some massive plants down that way for Cargill.

8:33 PM  

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