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Monday, July 19, 2010

Where In The World is Matt ? Brazil Edition Day 9?? Losing track!


The barbeque was great. The “Cat Club” is an area that Caterpillar employees can use for swimming, basketball, soccer, reunions, parties, etc... There are 3 different pools, a gym, tennis courts, sand volleyball court, a children’s playground, a large room for wedding receptions or other parties, a bar, and several shelters with grills, sinks, and restrooms. The place was amazing. From what I understand, employees are only required to pay under $20 a month for the membership and then have access to the facility.

The CAT Club

Some arrived at 10 am to get the charcoal lit for the barbeque. The chicken and fish went on the top shelf above the fire first, because they cook slowly. As people started arriving, the beef was put on the fire, closer to the coals. This was sliced up thinly and served with salad and fruit. There was papaya, pineapple, and bananas. The meat was cooking the entire time. After the beef, two different cuts of pork were cooked, then more beef, then the fish, and finally the chicken. Towards the end, they put bananas on the grill, in their peel. When they were warm and soft, they cut them open lengthwise and sprinkled them with cinnamon. That really made a great tasting, healthy desert.

Grilled Banana

The barbeque is a time to get together and eat and visit for the entire afternoon. Some played soccer, but of course they called it football. Derek found a bamboo stick and a tennis ball, and attempted to play a little baseball. The pools were not open, and won’t open until October. They all laugh when we mention anything about swimming at this time of the year. It is winter, you know. The temperature was only in the mid 80’s after all.


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