Thursday, December 22, 2011

A visit to NYC and Brazil all in one day!

I live 15 miles out of NYC so that's not such a stretch. I'm in and out of the city pretty often for work and stuff. Today I had a meeting and a friend and I decided to enjoy the unusually nice weather and visit the flea market in Union Square.

On the way back we spied (well couldn't miss) this GIANT snow globe plopped in the middle of the street.

I immediately needed in.

So we investigated and it was the Brazil tourist board trying to entice people to plan vacations.

They let us into the giant snow globe to "experience" Brazil… So, basically, Brazil is a huge snow globe in the middle of New York City filled with sand, coconuts, flip flops and beach towels with the Brazilian flag on it. Sign me up!

We got a picture of us in the thing.  We are toasting fake drinks. It was nice and toasty in there.
Amy is in the white - I'm in the black - our ten second vacation to "Brazil"
Ironically, The Boring Runner got some Brazilian coffee today from his secret Santa.

All roads lead back to Brazil.

In other news, I ran two miles and did them pretty speedy. I'm nearly 100% so after 3 days of 2 mile runs, gonna try to shoot for a more substantial run tomorrow.

Have you ever been in a giant snow globe before? (HA - I bet not!) If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?



S.K. of Skårt Shop said...

OH no. I WAS ALSO at the flea market in NYC today too!!! oh why oh why didn't we know that??? we could have met up!!! Although I totally missed the giant snow globe.

any chance you will be in the city again tomorrow?

Adam Ricklefs said...

That is so awesome! A great idea too - that makes me want to go I brazil :) the best part? I'm drinking my Brazilian coffee right now.

Great job on the run!!

Jason said...

I love Union Square. Such a great place filled with all sorts of people.

Right now I would love to go back to NYC for a week. I miss it.

So let's break this down:

To Live: Boulder, CO
To Visit twice a year: Maui, Hawaii
To Visit for a 1 week vacation: Cuba
To Visit for two week vacation: Australia
To Visit for one month vacation: Vietnam
To Visit for 6 month work study: Ireland
To Visit for a full year of working: Italy

There you have it.

Merry Christmas

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

We need a snow globe like that in LA. That's aweomse!

*~*~* Tracy said...

Darn if that isn't the coolest thing ever!

Mike said...

Funny, I didn't see any big globes in Brazil :-).

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