01 June 2012



Hope you have some great summer plans ahead.

We will be departing for Brazil this weekend.  I can't believe it's really happening!  I've never been to South America so this is particularly exciting.

We aren't huge travel planners as we have too much going on - - (we're always lucky to get out of New York at all as this place keeps us all on our toes.)  But, for this trip, it has been so heart warming to have some of you dear readers send us some recommendations.  Thank you, thank you!  We actually have a list of things to check out.

Also - we're thrilled to attend a Mormon temple dedication in Manaus.

And I'll be on the look-out for some new leather sandals & brightly colored skirts & dresses.  I wish I could send you all a souvenir.

Plan on still seeing some posts here while we're away.   :)

Love to all,


P.S.  I did a little blog interview about traveling here.   And this is my new lipstick obsession for summer.  :)

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  1. Have an amazing time you guys. As a Brazilian myself, I can assure you, you will be in the company of some pretty fun and amazing people !! ;-)

    It's a beautiful country. Enjoy!

  2. Oh man, even though we live like a quarter mile from each other, I feel like I haven't seen you in forever. (I guess you did speak on Sunday though, which I enjoyed hearing from you by the way). When do you get back? We leave in 2 weeks. I hope we don't miss each other. Have fun! Brazil! Wait, what is taking you to Brazil? Fun? Business? See, I feel like we aren't even neighbors! Why did I not know you were going to Brazil! Man we both must be so busy.

  3. Have fun! Chris and I took a trip to Brazil years ago, and I loved it. The people are so great, and it's beautiful. You should definitely do some shopping...you are small enough to fit into the clothes! I had to buy a swimsuit there, and even after asking the store clerk to find the biggest one they had, I ended up with the smallest bikini you've ever seen!

  4. I'm going to be moving to Brazil this summer - cant wait to hear about your trip! Have a fantastic time! And thanks for your wonderful class last night!

  5. I am 1/2 brazilian. You will love the people! Warmest people in the world!

  6. Nice ethnic skirt! Love it. don't forget to shop dor smth special from the deepest corners unknown for tourists, coz commom souvenirs are for travelling geeks.

  7. I'm so excited that you are in Manaus! My husband also served his mission there (2003-2005). We wish we could have been there this weekend for the dedication, but, alas, he is in med school and hardly ever gets days off. We went to Brazil for our honeymoon six years ago and were able to visit for a few days. It was amazing (and so so muggy! how did those missionaries do it?!) Our Amazon river cruise was one of the highlights of our trip. Next time we go we want to stay in a tree lodge. Enjoy your trip!


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