The Roomies are off...off to an adventure of celebration of wins and birthdays, taking tourist sites and getting credentialed at the Asics House...✅
Our morning selfie...heading out to celebrate Nolan's birthday...
First stop, the Asics House, so not only does each country have a hospitality house, athletic companies do as well. Christa is sponsored by Asics so we can be a guest there. They serve drinks and gourmet food in a relaxing atmosphere. Here is a inside look at the space they have in RIO. They found this space on the outskirts of RIO and created a space for relaxing...check it out
This space sits out over a little lake where two black swans take residence, they wouldn't show up on the picture but they were beautiful.
After USA's win against Japan-Team Dietzen heads to the Churrascaria Palace for family time and celebration of Scott and Nolan's birthday. This is the second trip to this eatery...it is that good!
We start the with the evenings signature drink, a Caipirinha, made with fresh lime, sugar, Cachaca (a Brazilian liquor), ice. The bartender gave us a lesson on how to...in a cocktail shaker you add 1 lime cut up-mashed with sugar, lots of sugar like two dumps of it, fill the shaker with the cachaca and ice and shake...tart, sweet, cold, refreshing, yum...cheers!
We are shown to our table of nine with our athlete in tow, hey guess who is in the "house" again...Mike Tirico, and before I heard it I said it "hey, you're back" and he's like ya, you guys too! I mean you take a pic with a celeb and eat at the same restaurant twice, it's like we are good ole pals...I mean or at least through the lense of the Caipirinha.... he is very gracious and comes by our table later.
So we are seated and start rev up our palate with the "salad bar" which is nothing like the salad bar this salad bar consist of delicacies for every palate... sushi, capris salad, cheeses, olives, nuts, greens, breads, hot/cold soups...so good so fresh! Then starts the seafood, the prime cuts of meat, the grilled vegetables, Magnifico!
Wine for the table-it's a birthday celebration for Scott and Nolan!!! Later, someone comes by with a hand held barrel of the Cachaca where shots are being poured...what?....oh boy..when in RIO...celebrate!
So the night continues with a trip to the Copacabana Palace Gelato Shop...then we take in a dance party at the beach...fun!
~a good night indeed