Saturday, February 21, 2009

Carnaval: The Beach

It's been a pretty slow posting week. Not because my Internet was down, although it was at times, but because my parents are here for a visit. Yay! They have come down to experience Carnaval (albeit boring Mormon-style) with us.

Today's activity-a morning at the beach. We got there before 9:00 am when most of the Brazilians are still in bed. The beach looked like this:

Nice, peaceful, calm. Guapo and my dad obviously see something interesting.

An hour later:

And two hour later (at which point we left):

Here's an example of how Brazilians and Americans have a different space needs (Brazilians need much less):

The yellow and white chair is ours. The pink and white sarongs are not. They were laid there by our beach neighbors. Geesh-back off people! (just kidding) (kind-of)

Here's another view of the beach as we were heading home:

And here's a cute one of Pedro and Margarita:

Have a great weekend!


Mrs. S said...

The beach looks beautiful and leaves me foaming at the mouth for warmth! As I sit here typing with my frozen, blue fingers. Literally..the fingernails are like purpley blue color they are so cold!! haha

I see the space issue you are talking about..I have a feeling that is something I will have to get over. I like my space...and beaches here you definetly give people space...hahaha

I don't know why i didn't realize you were Mormon, or maybe I had just forgotten? I dont know! Will you tell me about the church in Brazil? I want to get in touch with the bishop where we will be living! But I was curious how you liked it in Brazil!

Janice said...

I would love to go to the beach right now.

Ballerina Girl said...

Love that last foto of the kiddoes!!
Fun times at the beach...
have fun :)
ps-love the new background!

Calandria said...

That beach looks soooo good! Glad you're having fun.

No Cool Story said...

YAY for your awesome parents visiting!
Have lots of fun.

Hope you can avoid the crowds ;)

Maine Mom said...

I could use some beach weather right now...we're in the middle of a snowstorm! The earlier morning beach scene is definitely the one I'd prefer.

Have a great time with your parents!

Abby said...

Jeal.Ous. I would take any warm beach right now, crowded or not:) Have fun with your parents!

Fabiola said...

You are brave. I am Brazilian but I CANNOT stand beaches during Carnaval. We came back from the beach on Saturday, before people arrived.

Have fun with your family!!


marina said...

love some summer time weather right now looks like fun!!
I am tried of the cold weather hear,
and I can see what you are saying about space,marina

marina said...

PS... like your knew look ") marina

txmommy said...

awh!! I want to go to the beach!!