Monday, May 24, 2010

Brazil

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.



The Urca




Hotel Rooftop




Sugarloaf








Christ Reedemer

10 comments:

Sharee said...

So fun! So nice that you get to travel together for a good price. I was so jealous looking at all your awesome pictures! Great job on leaving West, Chels. It was hard to leave my kids the first time (in March), but it is so good to have spouse time, huh?!

Jaime And Kalen said...

Didn't even cry once... impressive!! Maybe Kalen and I should follow suit, although I cry in home alone when the boy is left alone and that isn't even my freaking kid, so Wynter might be a little tough!

Weston's Grammy said...

what amazing pictures! you guys look awesome too! Time to go again.. hint hint...

Alex said...

Good to hear Chelsea raised the "attractive" level of your traveling companions. This trip looks amazing!

Neil and Steph said...

Sweet trip! Looks like you two had a great time :)

Andrea said...

What a great trip! I've always wanted to see Rio. Hope that worm didn't act up again now that it was back in its own country... And I gave you a little shout out Eric on my blog. Good times!

Rachel and Jared said...

Oh how I would have loved to be there! It really makes me miss everything! My brother served in Rio so I got to see those sights too...fabulous. Well if you guys ever need another family to travel with the Rifes would love to come ;)

George and Ashley said...

Looks like fun!! and west looks good in his new church clothes

The Neumann's said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! And you guys are so cute, you better call when you come out so we can catch up!

Heather said...

I`m glad you got to travel alone. We`re in Europe right now and left Brennan with grandma and grandpa. It`s hard but it`s so nice to be able to do it. I bet Brazil was super hot?? and humid? It looks like you had a great time.