Heavenly vacation continued. Breakfast, WiFi, day at the beach. Walk to Leblon, supper al fresco on a tree lined street. Walked back along Ipanema beach. It was carnival pre- funk party time! So much fun! Music, dancing, soccer being played in volleyball courts, bands jamming in the sand, such a diverse cross section of locals, tourists, and visitors all smiling and enjoying the wonderful soft evening light. Glitter sparkled, feathers waved, tutus danced on by. Big clouds boiled over the Christo statue as he his his face from the decadence, and we wandered on our way back to the hotel stopping to listen to small bands, big music, and drum tunes. The street was lined with food vendors, but we were so stuffed from our beef meal in Leblon we had no room to sample anything. About two hours walking through the party was enough and we hailed a taxi for the last couple of miles to the hotel. What a great last night in Rio!image0.