Saturday, November 1, 2014

Friday in Lisbon

Well, this is from yesterday, across the plaza, waiting in the HOHO bus (hop on/hop off), looking at our hotel. On the L.

More in that another day.

We rode two different routes yesterday for a fabulous overview of Lisbon. We stopped here and ate lunch nearby and changed busses:

Bob and Lynne arrived after dinner last night, delayed a day by an airline strike. Oh the joys of travel! We adjust. We four enjoyed the Terrace view after their arrival. We will be back up there tonight for sure. Totally in love with that spot.

So today will have us back on the bus, checking out other routes and seeing more beautiful and old stuff.

Yes, MM and I both are taking lots of photos...that will be posted later.

Making memories times four today!

Life is good, but I've gotta get dressed and get going. Adventures are awaiting!


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Friday, October 31, 2014

Good morning, Lisbon!

We managed to stay awake till 8:00, then we crashed and slept till 8 this morning! Yay!!!

After our shower upon arrival at the hotel yesterday, we did a little exploring of our new neighborhood in search of a market for some (we have a mini kitchen), and yogurt (breakfast). My Man has gone in search of a pastry or two this morning while I am enjoying coffee in bed. Ahh, that is what I call a vacation!

There are eateries everywhere around this (and every) plaza, but we chose a simple flat rate place that offered a salad bar (good variety), soup (we didn't get to them), and grilled meats (chicken legs, pork, sausage)...all for $7,90€. And it was good.

After dinner, we sat up on the roof terrace and enjoyed the view...but not the temper tantrum of a little we called it a night.

Due to an airline strike, Bob and Lynne won't arrive here until late tonight. Bugger. They miss a whole day here, but we all adjust. That is the nature of travel--stay flexible.

Today we shall ride the HO HO bus and check out the city.

Life is good, y'all!

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Foggy Amsterdam

We just arrived and it is foggy. So am I. No sleep at all on the flight over. MM managed pretty well. No surprise there.

The flight to Lisbon departs in just over an hour, so we are enjoying 30 minutes of free wifi.

All is well. A shower and a nap will do wonders!

Cheers, y'all!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Travel day!



Since it is travel day (today AND tomorrow), enjoy a bit of German Chocolate Cake…and some cheesy little punkins:

Fall Punkins

Our flight doesn’t leave from ATL until 9something, but we need to get down there ahead of rush hour, so will be saying so long to our mountains after lunch.

There is a 2 1/2 hour layover in Amsterdam tomorrow, then on to Lisbon.

I will blog as able, peaches.  Tag along!

And now, back to double-checking my list.  Almost D fer Done, y’all!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

One more sleep…

2 bags

Two bags are out, ready to fill up.  These two, plus our backpacks, will do us, and they will be checked.  We have a stopover in Amsterdam, so we hope the bags make it to Lisbon with our arrival Thursday.  If not, we are there five days ahead of the cruise, so it should be alright.

Today, MM and I will go early vote and get other last-minute chores taken care of now.  He just left with two kitties, taking them to the vet for their check ups.  They do not like seeing the carriers out, smart little critters, because they know it will be a ride they won’t like.  Poor thangs.  We have to leave them behind tomorrow, but they will be in good hands.

I have my list out and will be checking off stuff today.  Yippee!  I look forward to a to-done list.  We got our flu shots (have you?), so that can be checked off.  And yes, I travel with lots of hand sanitizers.

Life is busy in paradise today, peaches, topped off tonight with Ansley’s choral concert.

All for hugs... and HUGS for all!!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Taste of Fall

Testing blog press

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Sunday, October 26, 2014


The work crew:P1240233

Good crowd!


Great food:


The honorees…and of course there was a very special cake:


A good time was had by everyone…and all the party animals were home by 8:30. 

The end.