Around town in RIO

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...

Morning pic of the roomies

Morning pic of the roomies

Planes trains and automobiles...no really Ubers, subways, and buses !  

Planes trains and automobiles...no really Ubers, subways, and buses !  

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

Poolside with life size viewing on the big screen TV! 

Poolside with life size viewing on the big screen TV! 

This night view picture doesn't actually do the real view justice!

This night view picture doesn't actually do the real view justice!

image.jpg

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. 

Lindsay and Hannah showing off their VIP credentials

Lindsay and Hannah showing off their VIP credentials

Mishal and Nolan posing for a pic  

Mishal and Nolan posing for a pic  

image.jpg

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! 

image.jpg

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!

image.jpg

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!

image.jpg

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!

image.jpg

So the night continues with a trip to the Copacabana Palace Gelato Shop...then we take in a dance party at the beach...fun!

Dance party at Copacabana Beach

Dance party at Copacabana Beach

~a good night indeed

Connie

 

 

image.jpg