Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Last post, I mentioned I was headed to Brazil to celebrate with my bother and his soon to be in-laws in beautiful South America.

My sisters and I opened the window curtains in our hotel bedroom to stare out at this amazing view. Isn't it breathtaking? It has been so interesting to look out the window each morning to something new... Sunday: a sea of umbrellas and people loving the beach, Monday a couple of cruise ships were making a stop inland, and each night the strip is lit and alive with the traffic of taxis.

On Monday, we ventured up Sugar Loaf Mountain and then took a train up to see Christ the Redeemer. The weather has been gorgeous (in the 80's) and the people have been wonderful. I feel like our time here is flying by and I am trying to enjoy moments and actually experience the trip (if that makes sense). I think I could have spent all day on Sugar Loaf.

Today we boarded a plane for Curitiba, Brazil where the wedding will take place this Friday. We landed in the rain but are hoping for some sun by the end of the week. Missing all my friends, students and of course family at home!


Silvana said...

Dear Katie,
Florianópolis is just a hop, a skip, and a jump away from Curitiba. You should come check it out! I would absolutely love to show you around this place (while I pick your brain a bit, of course). I'm hope you enjoy my country as much as I enjoy your posts. I learn so much from you! Thank you for being such a great inspiration.
Um forte abraço e parabéns para a sua irmã. Divirtam-se muito!

Lisa said...

Have a wonderful trip, Katie! It is always so exciting to see a new place for the first time! Beautiful pictures!

katied said...

Hi Silvana!

I was so excited to read your comment and to find that we are connecting across the world! Thank you for comment. I am off to find out about your city. Today I took a train ride from Curitiba through the rain forest and visited Morettes and Antonia. My family and I are loving Brazil!

Karen S. said...

How beautiful! Have a wonderful time. We miss you at GRE.

Silvana said...

I've just come back from a storytelling session you would have enjoyed. I volunteer at a local community library and we organize the loveliest events. I hope you are enjoying your trip and that you make it to Florianópolis someday.
All the best,