Week 2 Day 9-12
This week has been pretty relaxed so far. We have tried some amazing food and found a service that will deliver to our apartment for a $1.00 charge. It has been raining the past couple of days which has made going outside a little tough. The kids and I walk along the beach (praia de Icaraí) every morning/afternoon for at least an hour and go into town to window shop. It is so nice to be able to have everything so close and I feel very safe walking around town and enjoy it. It is fun to watch people stop to talk to Elise and Tyler. They pat their heads and touch their faces. So loving! I think Elise enjoys it a bit more then Tyler. I went to the grocery store the other day without Jacob. It was a little scary with my lack of Portuguese but I was able to by what I needed without saying hardly anything.
Our friends Flávia and Alexandre took us out Friday night. We went to this beautiful park that overlooks the city (parque de cidade) followed by an old church (igresia de são francisco), and then dinner at the modern Art Museum (MAC). The have a beautiful restaurant downstairs. The food was 5 stars and the chef came out to talk to us and explain each dish in English. Very fancy. We then headed to a yummy ice cream shop where you serve yourself. There were lots of toppings. We enjoy spending time with friends!
Today we woke up around 7 and drove up to see the Corcovado Cristo Redentor statue in Rio De Janiero. It was magnificent and the view was amazing! We stayed at the statue for a couple of hours and while we got into our cars to leave there were several monkeys in the trees that we were able to take pictures of.
The whole gang
We had a yummy lunch and then went to a beautiful beach (in front of Barraca do Pepê at Barra da Tijuca) where we were able to play in the waves and collect sea shells. There are so many beautiful places in Brazil! Such a fun and amazing day!
Alexandre and Tyler
Coconut water. Elise couldn't get enough of it!