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Today was JohnMark's 14th Birthday. We surprised him with a trip to Raposa (small nearby fishing town) for the day. We took a boat tour through the bay and ended up on the sandy dunes. It had rained all night before we left and began to pour as we headed home. Our time on the boat, however, was gorgeous. It was really nice to squeeze in a few perfect hours during this rainy season.

The boat captain stopped to serve everyone some oysters.

We gave JohnMark airline tickets to visit some friends that live on the Amazon. He leaves Tuesday morning and will return in 2 weeks. His time there will be an adventure for sure. Their home floats on the river and will give him many opportunities for fishing and swimming. He's promised to take lots of pictures and when he returns, we'll make sure to share them all.

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