Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I, Rebel

I was kind of a boring teenager. I broke curfew a couple times, and I might have talked smack to my mother now and then, but mostly I was Ms. Goody Two Shoes. My first kiss wasn't until after I graduated from high school. And I never, ever snuck out.

So to make up for my square-ishness, I TOTALLY RAN AWAY LAST WEEK.

And thanks to scheduled postings, YOU didn't even know it! See? SUPER SNEAKY.

We went to Rio last week. As in de Janeiro. We've been there before, but it's been a l-o-n-g while. As in, last time we were there, our family looked like this:


That's depressing.
(And DANG Mr. Squishy looks like Little Prince.)
So anyway, My Man had a meeting with a client last week and asked if I wanted to tag along sans kids.
Tcha!

So while he was in his meeting I got my nails done. For R$15 (about half that in dollars.) Brazilian manicures? Heavenly.
And then I got to hang out with
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Yum.

We saw this randomly cool boat display. And said, "I sail!" a lot.


Then we went to a super famous churrascaria and I ate Ratatouille. ("Let's do this thing!")
And I felt stupid taking this picture. But I did it. For you.

We rode in a taxi. My Man was super excited.

It was kinda rainy, but it made for a (sorta) good picture.

I don't know why this building is. But it's cool.

We got a hotel to freshen up and - mini bar devotees that we are - checked it out. What's that in the corner there?

Ah, of course.
This IS Rio, folks.
But the best part of the trip was AMERICAN food. Or Australian, take your pick.


Rio rocks. Hun, I'm up for a getaway when-e-vah.

43 comments:

gigi said...

We were on Spring Break in St. Agustine Florida last week and I posted as if from home. The same reason you have fences around your place, just hoping to throw off the would be robbers. I never let anyone know we are heading out of town until we get back!! I just think it's smarter and safer that way.

I'm so excited for you and hubby! What a wonderful little trip. Looks as if it was so much fun! Yea!

KC Mom said...

Oh my gosh!!! It looks so beautiful there...
I love the way the mountains go straight up from the beach..like Hawaii.
And the food...don't get me started.
And the trip with a hubby...to Rio...whoa.

Brooke said...

What a great time! I love a good getaway with the hubby. Glad you had a good time!

Vanessa said...

Did you get some cheese fries??? That would have made my trip complete for SURE!!!

Melonie said...

Wow, fun getaway! Woohoo!

This post made me smile....looks like you guys had a great time....it sure reads FUN FUN FUN.

I can't wait til my man gets back. I hope we get a getaway too!!!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I want to GO THERE!

Brittany Ann said...

Looks like Rio was a blast. I know how you feel with the American food. When we were in the phillipines we couldn't find real American food. And we were only there for 10 days.

Fig said...

You were pretty back then ... and you're even prettier now! Your life looks fun. :-)

Mommadj5 said...

jealous, jealous, jealous....thou shalt not covet - ok - envious...glad you had a chance to RELAX...

janae said...

VERY sneaky! I didn't suspect. I love scheduled postings. I definitely use them to my advantage. So jealous about Rio, too. I've been to Sao Paolo twice, but never to Rio. Some day!

SO said...

How fun! I've always wanted to visit Rio just for that statue. It looks like a great time. Getaways are always good.

Jennie said...

How wonderful!! We are attempting to plan a trip to San Francisco for our 15th anniversary. We'll see if it works. But that is not half as cool as Rio! Wahoo!!

gina said...

What did you do with your kiddos? So glad you had a good time! You are soooooo pretty. Very photogenic. BTW, I made your Pao de leo cake, turned out delish. Thanks! Can't wait to try another!

Kristina P. said...

This makes me REALLY want to come to Brazil!

Jan the crazy lady said...

I give this the rubber stamp of approval. I love the pictures so much. I want to come and visit really really bad now :) You little guy is just so cute.

Lara said...

What fun! I want to go to Rio!

I am so happy you got a getaway...so good for the soul, no?

trublubyu said...

getaways with husbands are a must. i am glad you had a chance to get away.

it looks like a great time.

Melanie J said...

Yep, sneaking away with your husband rocks for sure.

Annette Lyon said...

I have a sudden hankering to go to Rio. And to eat an Outback Bloomin' Onion.

Melissa Bastow said...

Wow, Rio! I would like it if my husband invited me to tag along to his office for the day sans kids. (The sans part would be crucial of course.) I'm totally jealous.

And I'm digging the condoms at the minibar. Very classy.

Natalie said...

You're so perty!

templework said...

Way to go!
((HUGS))

Kathy @ Real Mom, Real Life said...

Such a rebel!! Can't believe it!

Looks like fun...

The condoms aren't such a bad idea... they should have those at a few hotels around here. ;)

Deb said...

So glad you got a trip with your man. How nice. I'm either pleased or dismayed that Outback Steakhouse is representing American cuisine...

Rachel H said...

Oooh, gross!!! that's nasty!

That's my gut reaction to the...y'know.

Glad you had fun though! I would give my right pinky (almost) to have a sweet hubby getaway rightaboutnow!!!!

Abra said...

How fun! I'm so glad you got to get away and only feel slightly jealous ;)

Boy Mom said...

Get-a-ways are the bomb. So fun! Cute couple!

How thoughtful of the hotel! Your protection is our highest priority!

Bloomin' Onion! Yum!

Lynnette Labelle said...

What great pics. I love the "story".

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

How lovely!

We're getting away this weekend...except...with the kids. And to visit my smokes a pack a day and gets drunk every night mother-in-law.

Yeah.

But I don't hate you or anything. I'm not bitter.

Kazzy said...

I have been dying for a getaway for weeks. We were going to go to LA next week, but, alas... not in the plans anymore.

Glad you had fun!

Floyd said...

Okay - Two things:

1. The only time I rode in a Taxi when I lived in Rio I was given a brochure for hookers.

2. You are fired for eating at the Outback in Rio. There is SO much amazing food there and you wussed out. One word: Porc~ao

Tobi said...

You little sneak! Running away and not telling your blogging family. =)

Love all the pictures, especially the picture of the prophylactic. I'm glad you got to run away with your man. Looks like you had a blast!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

It doesn't matter how exotic the place you live is, everyone needs a good getaway every once in a while. Change of scenery does wonders. And we we lived in Beijing for a summer, we occasionally HAD to go to Hard Rock Cafe for some "American" food, so I totally understand.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

That was supposed to be "when we" instead of "we we."

Rachel said...

Vacations sans children? HEAVEN.

Destinee said...

Sa Weet!
Sounds fabulous!

wonder woman said...

I was also a very mild-mannered teenager. My rebellion was watching Adam Sandler movies in my friend's basement. And I saw Titanic against my mother's wishes.

But RIO!!!! If you're gonna rebel and run away, that's the way to DO IT, girl!!! Looks like you had a blast.

nikkicrumpet said...

Man.....I need to run away to Rio...or anywhere that doesn't include work!!!! I'm so behind on my blogging because I've had to work the last 6 days in a row and looong hours. Why didn't you bring me along? *sigh*

charrette said...

What a great weekend! We are SO overdue for a getaway like that!

Way happy for you...

(rest of comment edited out by the taste police) :)

The Motherboard said...

Lucky. I tried to run away. But forgot my wallet and had to come back home. HUGE bummer.

Rio looks smashing! I want to come visit. How does tomorrow sound?

Bethany said...

It looks like you had a blast!! Glad you got to run away, at least for a little while! :)

Lori - Blondie in Brazil said...

Ha, ha! Looks like an awesome trip. I love the photo with the fog, very cool. Big news around these parts is that they are going to open an Outback in Curitiba. I didn't even realized they had them here.

Hel said...

DEFINITELY American. The most American food here is to be found at the Outback. That's right... they have managed to infiltrate Australian.

I can't read any other language other than english, but I am guessing those condoms are definitely FOR sex... not against?