In preparation of Thursday’s big USA/Germany match, we took it easy. By take it easy, we mean that we hung around the hotel all morning and then spent the remainder of the day preparing for USA/Germany by:
a. watching a lot of soccer in various Olinda establishments while priming our livers with many, many Caipirinhas
b. taking a trip to the mall to pick up our last set of tickets, check the stock of basically every store for face paint, become enraged (again) at the lack of World Cup apparel available in the host city of what is arguably the world’s biggest sporting event and buy a Brazil jersey.
Katie: having our purchases automatically gift wrapped at the toy store in the mall.
Lauren: when Alyson was drunk at the mall.
Alyson: consuming shots of tequila without vomiting in someone’s shoe, blacking out or getting lost at the mall. I also loved running into a few groups of people we had already met. It’s happened a few times now and it always a little bit shocking: there are thousands of soccer fans here for the World Cup and yet we manage to bump into people we’ve chatted with before (Lauren even stepped onto a bus on our way to the game and a man we had chatted at during dinner one night yelled, “hey! Hockey girl!”).