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Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Walk To The Beach

We've been hitting the beach almost every day since the sun came back out.

My in-laws live about two blocks from the water. Their street, as seen in the picture below, ends right where the entrance to the port (the largest in Latin America) begins. The hill you see in the background is what the ships go around to head back out to sea.




Once there, you have to walk about five minutes along the water to get to the beach.



Along the way we pass the Museu do Mar (Museum of the Sea). The Policia have a small station just off to the side, and Gabi likes to peek in and wave at them.



I love to stop here and get Caldo de Cana (sugarcane juice).



The woman pushes sticks of fresh sugarcane through a pressing machine, and the juice drips down into a tin pitcher.



I like mine with limao (lime). Doesn't that look delicious?



From there we walk a bit on the sand to our favorite swimming spot. Gabi is now the proud owner of four bikinis (thanks to my MIL going a bit crazy), and wears a different one every day.



We watch the ships enter and leave the port from our beach spot.



When it's time to head home we head back along the water, usually with an ice cream cone in hand.

21 comments:

  1. thank goodness she is in the land of no tops.

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  2. Is it wrong for me to be jealous?

    Well, anyhow...I am, but just a little!!

    Glad to hear you're having a great time.

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  3. Sounds like you're having a blast!! :)

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  4. As I look out my window at the freshly fallen snow, I'm soooo dreaming I was there with you guys! lol! Ahhhh, you're pics are so nice and refreshing and yes, that sugarcane drink looks soooo tasty! Thanks so much for sharing. It looks sooooo warm and fun there! Enjoy!

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  5. What it a topless beach? Just wondering is Miss Gabi was just trying to fit in:)

    Brazil looks awesome. Enjoy your time there. I am so glad you get to blog while you are there:)

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  6. What it a topless beach? Just wondering is Miss Gabi was just trying to fit in:)

    Brazil looks awesome. Enjoy your time there. I am so glad you get to blog while you are there:)

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  7. It's like 15 degrees here. We're supposed to get 2 - 4 inches of snow tomorrow. I kind of hate you.

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  8. Oh, I am very jealous. I want to walk to that beach while drinking the sugar cane lime juice. YUM.

    Also, I think that's the first time I've seen Gabi--she's 4? She and Jarrah are built very similarly. :) so cute!

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  9. i know i have already said it - but jealous doesn't even begin to describe my feelings :)

    and is that really gabi?? the back of her is adorable!!

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  10. Those are great pictures. I am closing my eyes and pretending that I am there too! Olivia and Gabi would have so much fun!!

    I am glad you are having such a great time. :)

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  11. Dying of jealousy here! I was just there a year ago, hard to believe! I love that Gabi is topless, the little girls do that.

    My favorite street vendor was the roasted cheese. . . yum!

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  12. DiPaola Momma told me to head your way...

    ...and now I really want to go another cruise! We haven't been on one since last January.

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  13. It was like a mini vacation! Why couldn't my in-laws live somewhere far away and beachy?!

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  14. Wow....walking down the boardwalk...in brazil...eating ice cream...TOPLESS.

    Your girl's got spunk, I'll give her that!

    The pictures are GORGEOUS.

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  15. I've been to some of those beaches. They are great. Guaruja has got some great sand, too.

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  16. Awww! Brett LOVED the photos of Gabi! they're missing her at school....
    Love all of these updates!!!

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  17. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences there.
    I know I will never get a chance to visit so it's great I can at least see it through your eyes. :-)
    I'm way up north right on the Michigan border so you can imagine my weather. Ick!

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  18. i'm lovin all the pictures! i love that there is a guarana can in one of the pictures, that stuff was my favorite while i was down there. and i haven't had it since! i haven't really looked for it either, but hey, what's the point of drinking it if you're not actually IN brasil?!

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  19. gorgeous pictures! It looks amazing.

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