Our first stop was Copacabana beach. The weather was cool and gray, so it wasn't great beach weather, but we figured we could play in the sand and get our feet wet. Joseph is terrified of the water and has been since a slip in a friend's pool last February. He wouldn't go any closer to the water than you see in the picture. We had talked about it before we left, however, and he knew he didn't have to go in or go any closer than he was comfortable and that he could play with some borrowed beach toys on the sand.
|Jake is that tiny speck you see in the waves. I was too chicken to go in that cold water.|
|Nora really enjoyed herself until she tried to taste the sand and later rub it in her eyes when she got tired.|
|That's Corcovado (the big statue of Christ) on the tall mountain on the left. More on that later.|
|At the top of Pão de Açucar. Nora's saying hi.|
|Me and the Joe-bomb checking out the water.|
|After our trek, we found a street vendor selling churros filled with either chocolate or doce de leite. We got one of each. Joseph approved.|