The past few weeks have been pretty quite around here and while I was doing my best to get images edited and up before I left or at least get things scheduled in advance, the stress was just too much. I appreciate all of your time and patience and even more, your support for me and my family. Most of you may know, my brother competed in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. It was an incredible experience and we couldn’t be more proud of him and the team.
While we were in Rio we hung out at the beach, toured a few sites, and got to cheer on Jake and Team USA as they represented our country. I am at a loss for words… Zach and I didn’t pack our big cameras or any awesome tech gear, but we did manage to take some photos with our cell phones. We had a great time and are excited to share Rio from our perspective 🙂
Up extremely early for our first leg of the trip… Denver – Nashville – Fort Lauderdale – Miami
We stayed the night in Miami before taking off to Rio, but below are images from the Miami airport before taking off. I found not one, but TWO bookstores haha, and our delayed flight was a blessing because we got to Facetime with Jake before taking off!
Most of our days in Rio were sunny and HOT (80-90 degrees and it’s winter), but a few days out of our time there it was gloomy and once even rained! That’s a winter I could handle.
I got quite the kick out of a text while we were in Rio… John sent me this from out on the floor and said he thought it was pretty funny. I’d have to agree 😉 Thanks John Cheng for the photo!
A break from competition requires early morning tea, a good book, and the beach!
Beautiful views on the tour and hikes!
The last stop on the tour was the Chinese Vista and the view were AMAZING! You can see Christ the Redeemer on the mountain top to the left, Sugar loaf is almost right in the center… the little mountain sticking straight up.
Last tour that we decided to take was to Christ the Redeemer… since we weren’t sure when we’d get back there and it’s probably the most famous landmark there! On the bus we had some time to kill before the train ride so we were taken to the Lapa steps.
Sorry for the lengthy post, but I hope all these beachy photos brighten your gloomy day! Back to editing my friends. Have a great evening!! HUGS!