100 Degree Dichotomy between Two Days in February Brazil/Wisc. (Vanity Post)

Real Estate Agent with REMAX North Winds Realty

Boy in the SnowBarraca Azul MarinhaDays after the Vacation a storm hits ShawanoMy wife holding our son in a traditional poseTraditional Wisconsin PosePraia do Flamengo, Bahia, Brazil

Photos from a February 2008 trip to Praia do Flamengo, Salvador Bahia Brazil and the return scene to Wisconsin.  It is mid-summer in the southern hemisphere and vacation time for Brazilians.   Any worker who has worked one year receives an extra months paycheck in December called month 13.  Later they also are entitled by law to a month off with pay.  Many Brazilians who can afford to come to Salvador in the northeast, a formal capitol city, from the south cities such as Sao Paulo.    

Sylvia Young
OPTIONS Realty Group - Oakland, CA
I'll take Brazil any day!  (I don't do snow).
Feb 18, 2008 02:02 PM
Laura Karambelas
Baird & Warner Downers Grove - Downers Grove, IL
Realtor - Downers Grove


Thanks for the pictures of Shawano from Sunday.  We have a place on Legend Lake and had to leave Saturday night because of the snowstorm.  I was looking on the webcam for Legend Lake and there is 22 inches of snow on the ground.  Great for the lake levels, but we were unhappy that we had to cut our weekend short.

Feb 18, 2008 09:43 PM
Mike Wilken
REMAX North Winds Realty - Shawano, WI

Hi Laura, We are also Legend Lakers, Morning Star, my wife is a die hard wind surfer so you may have seen her sailing off horseshoe. You are right, we really need this snow to raise the water level.

Mike Wilken


Feb 19, 2008 12:43 AM
Kim Sellers
Lake Arrowhead, CA Coldwell Banker - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Lake Arrowhead Realtor - BRE#01412099 - Lake Arrow
Brrrrr... I live in a snow area myself, very funny the pictures here.  Great post, I would take the sunny days any day... LOL, thanks again!!!
Feb 19, 2008 01:37 AM
Laura Karambelas
Baird & Warner Downers Grove - Downers Grove, IL
Realtor - Downers Grove
Mike- We are off of Rainbow on Deerpath.  We bought the end of 2006 after looking at many, many lakes in Wisconsin.  We love it up there and couldn't imagine a lakehouse anywhere else.  Can't wait for the thaw so we can get the boat and jetski in the water.  We probably rode past your wife while we were out tubing or skiing. 
Feb 19, 2008 04:07 AM
Mike Wilken
REMAX North Winds Realty - Shawano, WI
Kim We do like Wisconsin, the change of seasons, but winter can be too long so a mid-winter break has been the answer. Thanks for veiwing the photos!
Feb 19, 2008 07:11 AM
Mike Wilken
REMAX North Winds Realty - Shawano, WI
Laura, There is no comparison in the area to Legend Lake, the channels, bays, clean water, like you I'm dreaming of the 'ice out' and beginning in April I'll be monitoring the webcam to watch for it.  Perhaps we'll see you guys on the water this summer.  Marcia has a large M on her sail and I'm usually nearby on the 'toon for rescue and recovery if the wind dies out.
Feb 19, 2008 07:28 AM
Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
Mike, if I were you, I would have stowed away the snowblower and bought the next one way ticket right back to Brazil.  Brazil and Argentina are high on my list of places to go for my next big vacation.
Feb 28, 2008 09:39 AM
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!
Mike, thanks for sharing the  photos.  We have the same snowy winter weather here in Michigan, so I enjoyed seeing the sunny, warm photos.  I'm hoping spring is right around the corner?!
Mar 06, 2008 03:42 AM