Redeemed in Rio
We arrived in Rio on Thursday the 26th. Our guide Glayber, that is really his name, met us at the airport; little did we know he would turn out to be almost a super hero, more about that later. The natural beauty of Rio is frankly jaw dropping; large peaks rise out of the Atlantic to encircle the beaches, and primeval-looking frigate birds circle the air above. The views from Corcovado and Sugarloaf, the two highest peaks that are accessible to tourists, allow you see the entire city from two very different vantage points. Unfortunately we only got to tour on Friday because Annie has been having some significant back issues. Glayber (this is where the superhero part comes in) sprang into action and, on no notice, was able to find us an acupuncturist that was available. To say the acupuncture experience was unique is an understatement; we will be happy to share it along with photos when we see each of you next, it’s too wacky to post here. Saturday we took it easy to give Annie’s back a chance to heal before the next leg of our journey to Africa.