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Monday, November 05, 2007

Back Home!

Rio De Janeiro was amazing! I picked up some of the language and got to live like a local on Ipanema beach for a week! It wasn't all fun and games, this is a pic of me early one morning working hard ;)

here are thumbnail photos of my adventures: click on them to see full views..... If it doesn't link please leave a comment so I know to change photo hosts......

Two Brothers (vista)
look out at the base of Two Brothers the beaches are Leblon and Ipanema

Girl in Ipanema
yes this is the resturant where the writer of that song would sit a watch the girl, and wrote the song.... the food was awesome!

Poa de Acuzcar (Sugar Loaf)
beautiful views of Rio.... there are two parts to Sugar Loaf, the smaller mountain; and then Sugar Loaf itself.....

We were lucky that they were feeding the monkeys!

Corcovado & Cristo Rendtor
I have always wanted to visit this amazing statue..... I was moved and I teared up several times, he is absolutely astonishing; not to mention larger than life!

The mountain that he tops has the largest urban forest. And thats a birds eye view of the largest soccer stadium in the world......

Wave Adventures
I have NEVER seen waves this size....and Carm said these were smaller than usual, a very "calm day".... Can you see that the waves are larger then the people? And the under toe was tremendous! You can see us falling in one picture, then running away :)

Ipanema Walk & Brunch
We walked on the sidewalk a little ways to eat at a seaside resturant for brunch. We got some pics of Two Brothers (mountains) on the way,
pics of the food,
and 4 boys getting coconuts to drink and eat! One of them is in the tree tossing the coconuts.

Ipanema Beach Lizards
the last day I was there I wanted the total "beach exp." Friday was a hioliday , brazil's "day of the dead"so the beach was full. The beach is full of all kinds of Vendors...Shrimp, Cheese, Buscuits, Drinks, even clothes! I tried some body surfing as well......

This was just a smigin' of my pics....... Thanks y'all for checking out my vacation highlights....
Side note: Mama Llama is starting up a new yarn club for 2008.... Go to mamallamaknits.com for dtails


Blogger amylovie said...

I'm glad you made it back safe and sound. Your pictures are great!


1:50 PM  
Blogger inukshuk71 said...

What a wonderful trip! I think it's so cute you and your sister dressed with a green t-shirt to go out. I bet it wasn't even intentional :)

2:05 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Wow--sounds like an amazing trip!

3:49 PM  
Blogger Twisted Knitter said...

It looks like you all had an AMAZING time and the food photos alone make me want to visit! How much shrimp did y'all eat?!!

Welcome home!

5:59 PM  
Blogger Bethel said...

Love the pictures. Got to travel vicariously thru you. Cool to see you and your twin together...

7:34 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Gosh darn am I jealous.

Thanks for taking me along!

8:36 PM  
Blogger kasiaiscarly said...

Wow. . . looks so amazing. Very jealous!! I have some friends that are trying to go to Rio for Carnival in February.
Selfishly, I'm also very glad you're home so you can give me the scoop on what it is Jake bought me ;)

4:20 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Wow, what a beautiful place! It looks like you had a fantastic time. Thank you for sharing your pics.

5:26 AM  
Blogger Sheryl said...

Looks gorgeous! I'm thrilled you had such a good time and glad you are home safe and sound!

5:45 AM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

What a beautiful place! I enjoyed your photos!

6:15 AM  
Blogger Nora said...

Oh wow, Cath! What an amazing place. Of course, the best photo is the first one - love that cheeky grin.


3:50 PM  
Blogger nuttnbunny said...

Glad you had a great time!

9:57 AM  
Blogger Sheri said...

Thanks for the virtual trip to Rio. Loved it! Awesome pictures. My favorite was the very first one - you look so business like.
Sheri in GA

5:49 PM  
Blogger Dame Wendy said...

Wow! It looks amazing. :) Welcome home!

11:10 AM  

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