Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter in Rio

 

Our first Easter in Rio was a happy one. We had a long weekend, with both Friday and Monday off, so we made the most of it. We hit the beach, the race horse tracks, caught some live capoeira and had a delightful Easter brunch.

After church on Sunday, Hub and I decided to work up our Easter appetite with a jog and we ran into this Capoeira group in Leme beach.


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Our friends Ky and Shanna (of 360Fit fame) invited us to Easter lunch at Prado Grill and some horse race gambling at the Jockey Club.


Shanna and I shared the salmon, which was tasty but did not visually compare to the picanha steak.



The restaurant had large bay windows and we could watch the beautiful horses in their stables and also catch them parading around before going to race. It was really cool to watch, except for the fact the restaurant advertised a recipe with horse meat on our place mats. WTF.


After lunch, we headed over to the races for some amateur gambling. I'm not into betting, but I did pick the winning horse for Hub.



 

Lucky number 6.


We had a bit of funky weather on Easter Monday, but that didn't stop us from hitting the beach. We had some serious fog coming in from the beach, kind of eerie. You could barely make out the SUPers in Copacabana, but Ipanema was a bit clearer. 



The clouds eventually receded and it turned out be a gorgeous afternoon. The water was warm and it was the perfect end to a perfect weekend.

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