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12 February 2013
Happy Birthday, Mark!

It's not quite a milestone birthday, but it's one of those halfway-to-a-milestone birthdays, and definitely time to celebrate! Recently I realized I've done several oktapodi retrospectives, but have never properly featured my two-legged travel partner-in-crime. Mah bad!! Please allow me to remedy that with a heaping handful of my favorite Mark pics.

party on, Wayne (Rio 2012)
party on, Wayne (Rio 2012)


We've had more than our share of epic travel adventures...

one if by land, two if by sea (Stinson Beach 2007)
one if by land, two if by sea (Stinson Beach 2007)

Playarific (Burning Man 2008)
Playarific (Burning Man 2008)

Malaysian beachy goodness (Sipadan 2008)
Malaysian beachy goodness (Sipadan 2008)

oktapodi and Mark attempt some early-morning cheer (Kinabatangan River 2008)
oktapodi and Mark attempt some early-morning cheer (Kinabatangan River 2008)

bellinis! (Venice 2009)
bellinis! (Venice 2009)

a great place to ponder life's mysteries (Furlo Gorge 2009)
a great place to ponder life's mysteries (Furlo Gorge 2009)

if I completely empty my suitcase, this might fit (Jesi 2009)
if I completely empty my suitcase, this might fit (Jesi 2009)

hoping not to get struck by lightning (Assisi 2009)
hoping not to get struck by lightning (Assisi 2009)

yay, castles! (Piobbico 2009)
yay, castles! (Piobbico 2009)

Rocca Montale (San Marino 2009)
Rocca Montale (San Marino 2009)

The ol' Mark and the Sea (San Diego 2010)
The ol' Mark and the Sea (San Diego 2010)

devilish dudes in the Mothership (Burning Man 2010)
devilish dudes in the Mothership (Burning Man 2010)

stuffed shrooms, om nom nom (Middleburg 2012)
stuffed shrooms, om nom nom (Middleburg 2012)


Mark and I have been together a reeeeeeally long while, which means he's been a good sport as I've dragged him into odd circumstances, more times than I can count...

soaking with my crazy aunt in the Jacumba hot springs (San Diego 2010)
soaking with my crazy aunt in the Jacumba hot springs (San Diego 2010)

cooking doro wat with great friends in the middle of nowhere (Kamloops 2011)
cooking doro wat with great friends in the middle of nowhere (Kamloops 2011)

putting up with my gardening insanity (San Diego 2012)
putting up with my gardening insanity (San Diego 2012)

making art for Chipenhe village kids (Mozambique 2012)
making art for Chipenhe village kids (Mozambique 2012)


And of course no Mark retrospective would be complete without some pics of him in full rawkstar mode. If you want to hear him live, be sure to check out his band AquaSpank for show detes and tons more pics.

at PJ Skidoos

Paradiso

The Bunker

Dockside

Quattro Goombas winery

Friday Night Live in Herndon

IJ Cann's


Happy Birthday, MWS! Ah lurve yew!

festival <3 (Osyrusfest 2009)
festival <3 (Osyrusfest 2009)


RELATED LINKS:
* browse all Mark pics
* browse all Mark + Sonia pics
* AquaSpank site  and Facebook page
* aforementioned oktapodi features:
Hankering | My night with oktapodi | Showing your O face | To oktapodi with love

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08 February 2013
Photo Friday: beautiful shiny Carnaval

It's Carnaval time! Zoinks, it took me forever to get all the pics posted from our Feb 2012 trip, partly because there were soooooooo many of them, and partly because... well, life gets in the way...

samba ball

Now seems like a great time to look back on this epic trip, which was primarily a celebration of my 40th birthday. (Mark tried getting them to move the party back to November, but alas it didn't work.) And why not ease the pain of this big milestone by hitting the biggest party on the planet? Brazilians know how to do it right, that's for sure.

Mangueira Samba School performs at Rio Scala Ball
Mangueira Samba School performs at Rio Scala Ball


In addition to attending a traditional samba ball, we splashed out on some fabulous front-row seats to the parades in the Sambadrome. Unreal. Gigantic floats, elaborate costumes, and nonstop smiling-singing-dancing from every single person in the parades and in the stands. For like eight hours straight.

warrior tigers
warrior tigers

are we having fun or what?
are we having fun or what?

sing it, sister!
sing it, sister


My siblings contributed to the birthday celebration by booking us a scuba junket in Arraial do Cabo. While it wasn't the most fabulous diving we've ever done, it was nice to get out of the city for a bit, and the scenery was divine.

and life is good
and life is good


We also managed to fit in a few standard touristy things, like...

the Big J
taking a trip up Corcovado to see The Big J

Sugarloaf at golden hour
checking out the jaw-dropping views from Sugarloaf (Pão de Açúcar)

Ipanema
and loving life on Ipanema Beach


Choosing just a handful of "best of" pics was almost painful! There were just so many beautiful shiny things as far as the eye could see. (See below for links to the rest of the photos, as well as all the blog posts from that trip.) Someday it'd be great to go back and see Rio in its natural state -- y'know, without a troupe of singing and dancing M&Ms crammed onto the subway at all hours of the day and night -- but it sure was fun to experience it in all its partyrific glory.


For more fabulous travel snaps, check out Delicious Baby's Photo Friday.


RELATED LINKS:
* browse all Brazil pics
* browse all parade pics
* browse all Arraial do Cabo pics
* browse all Corcovado pics
* browse all Pão de Açúcar pics
* read all Brazil posts

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