Take Off

This last week has been rough. Kaili started kindergarten the past Monday and as the week went on, the harder the days got. I prepared her her as much as I could for our trip, maybe too much. There were days leading up to our departure that I wish someone would have told me how I was supposed to act and feel because I was doubting everything. She was very sad and I was very sad.

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When we said our goodbyes, there were some tears but I know we all will be just fine. Kaili walked to school with grandma and Averi and with a last wave goodbye,
we headed to the airport.

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I’m not going to lie and say how tough it was waiting for our flight. I watched other moms entertaining their kids while I sat back with a glass of wine.

We had three legs to our trip, San Diego to Atlanta, Atlanta to Sao Paulo and then on to Rio.

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We didn’t get enough sleep on our red eye so we had a hard time keeping our eyes open on our layover in Sao Paulo.

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Luckily that last flight was quick because I was “stick a fork in me” done.

Our luggage made it off the plane promptly and while Shane grabbed the last of our bags I had already paid for a taxi. We were on our way. It took about an hour to get to our condo, there was a lot of traffic and the main road was closed due to the games. The not so friendly police officer didn’t care if we were staying on that street so our driver was forced to take a longer detour.

I have had an exceptional time corresponding with our AirBNB host. We were greeted at our resort condo with all the information we needed.

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Our view is pretty nice and although you can’t see it in this picture, the olympic stadium is to the right. We are literally across the street, it’s actually closer in person than I thought it was. After we got our access passes for the resort pool, we strolled over to the supermarket. Picking up a few of the necessities like coffee, beer, water and flip flops.

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We are so wiped, hoping to make it until at least 7:00 before we call it a day. Tomorrow David plays fourth on after 11:00 am. Probably 4:ish here and noonish in  California.

As I write this I am looking out the window. There are some men playing soccer and beyond that there is a shopping center. I think that is what we will do in the morning. I will report back with the goodies I find.

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4 thoughts on “Take Off

  1. Sounds like a fantastic start to an awesome trip! Best of luck to David Wagner and the USA!
    What’s that White square you are holding??

  2. I am so excited for you! Your girls will be fine, but I know it is hard leaving them. Have fun and I hope your friend does well. I will be thinking of you. No Lochte, for sure!!!

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