Gary was impressed by the ‘side of the freeway’ pineapple stands we saw on the return trip from Bonito to Sao Paulo, and insisted we needed a picture of this, no one would believe us otherwise. We could see the huge fields of nothing but spikey row after spikey row of pineapple from the car, and we must have passed 20 vendors on the side of the freeway. The only thing I can’t tell you is, what in the world do you do with twenty pineapples??? (make a pineapple fort? Take a bath in them?) We actually passed a car that must have bought forty of them, the entire back seat of the car was full past the level of the windows with stacked abacaxi. For reference, 5 reais is about $3.00 US.
Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil 2008