Lately in Lagos
Gentle readers, please excuse the delay in my trip updates. What with internet access problems, poor laptop sharing skills, and the general hubbub, it has taken a while to find the time to sit down and write this. Here in lagos things are a bit more laid back. But the trip didn't start that way .........
The fight was long,
but we made it finally!
We slept in mostly the 1st day.
Our B and B was in old Lisbon,
but was quite nice.
Their breakfasts got us off on a good start.
Katie was sick on Day 2, so Sally, Hannah, Lia, and me jumped on a trolley and took off. We visited a modern design museum,
the church of Lisbon, and the Castle of St. George (the highest point of Lisbon). Nice view. The promise of codfish crepes kept us going.
Lia, queen of the GPS unit, kept us on track.
The next day Katie felt better and we took off for Belem, home of the world renown custard pastries (yeah baby!) and a few other things such its ancient monastery
and the monument to the age of discoveries. Yes they hold grumpy old men in high esteem here. I felt at home !
After 3 days in Lisbon, we packed up, jumped in some taxis to the car rental site, and began a harrowing (and GPS misguided) drive to the Algarve and Lagos, where I am typing this.
Our villa is very nice, quiet
and has a pool
where it is nice to have breakfast. Magnum bars are in abundance after several runs to the store.
The appliances are a little whacky.
We went to the monthly open market in Lagos yesterday and scored some harem pants.
Today (Sunday) we are off to the beach.