August 2012

Walking Tour of Urca

Today Brian and I did our own little walking tour of a neighborhood called Urca. It was really the first time we have been able to go out sightseeing and exploring. Urca is a quite little neighborhood that forms a peninsula between  Guanabara Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It has beautiful views of Rio. We […]

Surf Lesson

We had another busy week at school and are happy to be enjoying our weekend. This morning Brian participated in EARJ’s Adventure Club by taking a surf lesson at Arpoador at Ipanema beach. He got a few new tips and a lot more practice standing up. We finally feel like we’re really settling in here. […]

Rio Wheels

First car either of us have had since our high school days.  

Up and Running!

FINALLY!!! Brian and I got internet in our apartment! It has been over a month since we arrived and been without internet. It made our first month feel very busy. Anything we had to do on the internet required us to use our minimal time that we had at school. We couldn’t do lesson plans […]

Recent activities have included… July 6–finished up teaching in Mexico July 7—moved out of apartment in Mexico into a friends place July 11—departed Mexico to Los Angeles July 13—drove to Las Vegas for a family reunion July 17—drove back to L.A. from Vegas and visited Ian and Allyson July 18—took early morning flight from L.A. […]