4.11.2010

Sloth Speed Ahead!


My internet connection is slower than a baby sloth (like pictured above).  Who would've thought that in the middle of the Amazon Jungle it would be this bad?  Anyways, I want to share with you all my adventures and the plethora of priceless pictures with you pretty people. Unfortunately at this time my connection will not allow me to upload photos at a faster pace than one per hour.  Yes I waited one hour for this to upload.  I kept myself entertained with other things while checking on this photo every so often.  Wow.  Patience is a virtue right?

So out of all the 296 pictures (in five days) we've taken since we left Trujillo, Peru (where my husband was doing an internship thru Utah State University and I was learning to cook Peruvian food), why did I choose this one?  I'll tell you.  It's because this picture marks the completion of one of my life goals.

A couple things on the list:

1. Ride in a limo, roll down the window, and ask if the person in the car next to us if they have any Grey Poupon Mustard (did you see that commercial? if not it's below).     CHECK.
2.  Ride an elephant in India (not fulfilled yet).
3. Hold a sloth in the Amazon.  CHECK.

In fourth grade I wrote a report on sloths (we were learning about the Amazon Jungle at the time) and since then it's been a strong desire to hold one in the Amazon.  Today was an amazing day.  I hope to share more soon.  On Tuesday we go to Cuzco.  I hope our internet connection is better there.



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58 comments:

passport in my pocket said...

I love that photo!!! Glad you're enjoying a wonderful trip. Can't wait to hear more.

Mere said...

That is the coolest picture. I remember that commercial when I was a kid--my brother and I would always say that in the car when we were at stop lights. LOL.

McLeod Art said...

i'm very jealous you are holding a sloth. love it.

jozen said...

the ONE photo you waited ONE hour to upload was SO worth it.

GORGEOUS!!

Josie said...

Love your photo, and you look pretty gorgeous for being in the middle of the jungle, my dear!
xxoo Josie

Sarah B said...

WHat a great photo - sounds like you are having a fantastic time!
One hour? WOW - that IS patience!

Alexandra Rae said...
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Alexandra Rae said...

Well, I hope you're getting comments quicker than you're uploading. What an amazing experience! Don't know that I'd want to hold that sloth, but you sure look gorgeous with him in your arms. That could be a photo from some exotic fashion shoot.

I do, BTW, want to ride an elephant before I die. :)

Gracie said...

The photo is fantastic! I think it's so great that you waited that long for this photo to load. And your adventures sound so exciting.

p.s. I like your earrings. x

wallflower said...

That's amazing! I hope to one day to that too. I love sloths.

Charlotta Ward said...

You're too cute sloth-woman!

Loved the limo incident. Funny! (haven't seen the ad though..)

Looks like you are enjoying yourself. I hope you continue to do so.

Have a great start to the week!

xCharlotta

kellywanhainen said...

doesn't it feel good to mark something off your list?! have a fun trip!!

Belen said...

Baby sloths are so cute. And you look so pretty in that picture!

Couture said...

So amazing! Can't wait to see more pictures!

Little Bear Stories said...

beautiful photo, that sloth is sooooooo cute! x

dieter michalek said...

so sweeeeet.

Aayushi Mehta said...

That is such a dear photo. I'm sure you'll treasure it forever:)

And your trip sounds totally like an awesome adventure. Looking forward to more pics. Have a blast.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

absolutely the sweetest photo ever!

Helena (XOXO Parisky) said...

How cute! I hope you will upload more pictures once you're back :)
Have fun!

Debby Lee said...

Rachael, I love the photo. You are so beautiful & that little sloth is the cutest!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Awww, Rachael! Who would have thought that a baby sloth would be so darn cute??!! Adorable! You look gorgeous, as well, hope the trip keeps going wonderfully and that the Interwebz improve!

daisychain said...

precious photo

Hope Chella said...

I hope you get to India for that elephant ride someday :) xx Happy Monday!

Yelena R. said...

Cuteness! It looks like you're having the time of your life!

MsHark said...

I love this photo! first you look gorgeous and second you are fulfilling one of your dreams :) I know the rest will be as well! LOL.

Steph

Kate said...

That is amazing! I admire you for going out there and just doing what you want to do. You go, girl! :)

Kate x

Cara said...

that's incredible that you got to hold a sloth. wow. and i just now noticed all of the lovely audrey hepburn photos in your sidebar. that's such an adorable idea! xoxox

Jammer said...

That's adorable! I still have a picture from when I was like 10 of me holding some weird animal lol.

ShopGirlXOXO said...

awesome pic!

beingdena said...

Darling you are soooooo beautiful...and you have a natural beauty which is the best. The monkey is adorable.

Dena x

beingdena.wordpress.com

Lisette said...

Thank you sooo Much!!! =)
That picture is truely amazing! So cute ^^

Jessica said...

Love the picture!! Looks like you are having an amazing time! :)

Fleur said...

Very jealous..have always wanted to see a sloth. Looks like you are having an amazing time...it is bringing back memories of when we went on our world trip in 2008. Unfortunately we didn't get as far as South America had to come home early due to my dad being unwell. Enjoy every minute. V. impressed how glamorous you are looking in the jungle!

Taj Acosta said...

awwee that is soo cute! I'm glad you accomplished that from you list! So cute! xoxo

Sharon said...

such a cute pic of you and the sloth!!! i cracked up after reading your grey poupon experience :)

Hope Chella said...

Thanks for your sweet comment!!!

Now I must ask, is "advertising" leaving a link to my blog? I only do it because I am connected with a google account and I find that sometimes I can't view other people's blogs by clicking on their name!?!? and that drives me crazy! I'm not as tech savvy as some may think, but just wondering???

Much Love,
Hope :) xxxxx

Brian and Kayla said...

Ahh haha. I was totally there for the limo ride! Cool! And unless you did this twice in your life, I'm pretty sure the person you asked was my cousin. Cute pic. Rach!

LalaLaurynnn said...

HAHA I've totally done the Grey Poupon thing!!!! That sloth is so adorable... so awesome that you'll fulfilled things on your list!


xO Lauryn

KRISTINA CIPOLLA PHOTOGRAPHY said...

lol...check! Awwww love the baby sloth! SO adorable! Love your blog Rachael! SO interesting and SO much great information! Your website is going to distract me from getting any work done....yay! :) Have a great day!

junghwa by amy stewart said...

Oh man I can't stand slow internet connection. I need it FAST! Looking forward to all the lovely photos!!!

Btw... I totally have a pair of sky high mary jane suede peep toe platform heels that feel amazing. Wow that was a mouthfull! It doesn't have to be just a dream. They are out there! ;)

Nicole Marie said...

oh my gosh your holding a sloth!!! so cool and amazing!

Elaine said...

Ahh!! Sooo cute!

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

tifsong said...

oh dear girl.
you are RADIANT.
also i love your use of alliteration. also. you are holding a baby sloth.

also.
it is strange how someone can look up to someone and not really know that someone. but feel like they know that someone. well one of those someones is me and one is you and with that, we make two, and you are a stranger that doesn't feel so strange, to think about knowing, and looking up to. in all honesty. you're glorious.

and the above stated comment about you being radiant. well it's true.
you glow from the inside out and all i see of you is images. pictures. and i can feel the warmth. i'm positive the people you meet are blessed. i am positive.

congrats on accomplishing two of those life goals. feats. finished. fin.

love,
tif

julianne. said...

oh my god i cannot start to explain how ridiculously jealous i am of you.
i want a sloth more than anything in the world! i know sad right?aahah
not only are you in the middle ofthe jungle, but you still seem to look too incredibly
GORGEOUS!.
i hope you continue to have an amazing time! <3

tywo said...

My internet must be worse than yours since I can't see the photos in this post(still loading)..lol.
Sweetie, I'm glad you are having so much fun. You are awesome.

So, I decided not to email him. You are right. He doesn't deserve any of my time. I'd rather comment on wonderful blogs than waste time emailing a mean person.

LOVE!

trishie said...

Amazing photo! Sounds like such a wonderful adventure, i truly am jealous.

Liselotte said...

aaaah! that's so cool that picture!:)
xxx

Lily Riani said...

1st - is that you? if yes, you are very pretty :D

and i never knew sloth as soooooo CUTE! ahhahha E N V Y!

Susi said...

So sweet! I love that picture =)

Everything sounds amazing =)

its simple love said...

Lily: why yes that is me!

Thank for the lovely comments everyone! It was a hot and sweaty day so I am glad people think I still look good! (although now I think yall are crazy, we can be crazy together).

Baby sloths are so cute! It looks like they have a constant smile. Oh I love them.

Rachael

Giovanna ♥ said...

Wow! This is one of my dreams too!!! I love it so much!!
Lots of hugs for you :)
xoxo
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

That sloth! Oh my goodness, how cute.

BethanySines photography said...

THIS IS THE CUTEST PICTURE EVER!!!! and YOU'RE adorable. i just love your style.

FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

You are simply adorable! :)

Liesl :)

Leenda said...

So cool! You got to hold a baby sloth! =] By the way, I like your music playlist.

Francesca said...

Wow, what an amazing expirience!

Alexandra Hoover said...

I went to India, but no such luck riding an elephant. I was really kind of sad :-( The only elephants we actually saw were in a roadside Indian Circus. Disappointing to say the least! At least there were cows everywhere.

<33 Alex

Anything but Bland said...

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