Take me back. This past week I went to Itaparica, Brasil and had the time of my life. I’ve always been a Club Med girl and have been wanting to go to Club Med Itaparica since I was 9 years old. Well, it didn’t disappoint. This was hands down the most relaxing vacation I have ever taken, while simultaneously being a blast. I couldn’t have asked for better weather – 90s and sunny everyday – and I can’t remember the last time I was this tan.
It was strange in the fact that I was the only America. Maureen and I seemed to be the only white girls in the club, yet it was fantastic. Since I didn’t speak Portuguese, but still wanted to chat with everyone, I resorted to (broken) Spanish, which ended up being so good for me. And hey, by the end of the week I even picked up some Portuguese!
You may ask: What was the highlight of the week? Well, some answers may not be very blog-appropriate and thus…FLYING TRAPEZE. While it has been my favorite activity for years and years, I hurt my shoulder flying about a year ago and have been out of trapeze for the past nine months. I was nervous to fly again, but I’ve always associated Club Med with trapeze, so I decided it was time to get back up there. It’s such a great feeling to be able to say that I flew quite a lot all week with absolutely no shoulder pain! Maybe I won’t need surgery when I get home after all…now, onto shoulder strengthening exercises…
I couldn’t be more thankful for Maureen and the fact that she got my booty all the way to Itaparica, despite the 16 hours of travel time. She was such a gracious host, roomie, and lovely, crazy friend. Who would’ve thought that a plan we made in February (in Mexico) would actually happen?!
So…who wants to go back with me? 🙂
On a separate note, I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. I am so blessed. Sending love to everyone back home!