Thanks to my great job, we were able to do a Brazil trip on the cheap a few weeks ago. I have been wanting to swoon Chels with my Portuguese skills for years now (sadly it didn't work) and because I had to spend time in Brazil for work, she was able to fly down and meet my for week 2 of my trip.
The weather was pretty hit or miss (sadly it was hit often while I was away working) but we still were able to get some good beach time in. The day we dedicated to sightseeing was probably the worst- heavy fog that ruined the views, which later turned into rain. However, it also meant that we had the sights all to ourselves- in fact, we were the only tourists at the Christ Redeemer statue, which was very cool. (even though it is currently being restored)
We left West with Grandma and Grandpa Sumner for a week, which was surprisingly easier than expected for both parties. Chelsey didn't cry- not even once.
Overall, we had a great time, and Chelsey is way better looking than the guys I normally travel with.