Finally in the Field!!! My area is called Nanuque. in not in Espirito Santo, its just north of that state and west of Bihia. i dont remember the name of the state but i think its shortened to MG. Im in a poor area. some spots are carzy poor. i dont see how people live like that. its wild. but my apartment it decent. kinda nice. im in a branch of about 50 people. its been ok. but i dont speak much Portuguese at all so its been frustrating. im trying to work on it but right now i cant add much to lessons because i dont know how to say it. my first day in the field i was in virtoia. that night we went to the bus station to take a bus to my area. 8 hours away. they said a bus leaves every morn and night. but the next one was 1:30 the next afternoon... so we stayed at elders apartments in vitoria. it was crazy. 8 elders all packed in the same room. mattress everywhere haha. good thing they had like 9 mattress haha. finally got to my area and im trying to get the language down. its hard, walking around and having no idea what going on. theres a bunch of hills and im sweating all day till i fall asleep :( i hope ill get used to it soon. sorry i only put one pic in. it takes forever for them to load! and i didnt start at the beginning so i dont have enough time. well im out of time. but its a pic of the dining room and kitchen. its not a good picture though. we have a decent frigde and freezer, microwave and stove. i want to get some ingredients so i can make some awesome food! here the main meal is lunch. so thats pretty much all we have. until i buy food. and every luch, rice and beans... haha. its funny here. the appliances look really nice. people will have like nothing in their house, barley a front door, but they have a sweet looking frige/freezer, and a tv and dvd player haha. its weird. well i think i have time for one more picture. this is the view from my mission presidents place. looking to the beach and vitoria. its soooo cool. i watched a guy kite surf there. the richer people here live in apartments. their pretty nice. thanks to everyone who sent my a birthday card! and thanks for everyones support. i love you all!