And we golfed… and golfed!

2017-09-14T09:49:09-07:00April 19th, 2012|Portugal|

One of our favorite courses was Quinta da Marinhain Cascais, Portugal.  This view of the 8th holeis from our balcony - we were so close we couldclap after someone had a good shot!It was pretty [...]

Lisbon, Portugal

2017-09-14T09:49:09-07:00April 18th, 2012|Portugal|

The Discover's Monument in Lisbon, showcasingmonarchs, explorers, navigators, cartographers,scientists and missionaries.  This is only one side!33 statues in total including Vasco de Gama, whosailed from Portugal to India.  In the backgroundis the "25 de Abril" [...]

Following the faithful in Fatima, Portugal

2017-09-14T09:49:09-07:00April 18th, 2012|Portugal|

People crawled on their knees, praying. Some for over a mile.  Carmel colored candles are the only thing sold on the premises, in all shapes and sizes, including the long ones on the right.Palm Sunday's blessing at the end of Mass -the [...]

Drinking Port in Porto, Portugal

2017-09-14T09:49:09-07:00April 10th, 2012|Portugal|

Port is wine made with grapes only from the Douro region in Portugal.  Ruby, Tawny or White (!) it can be sweet or dry.  We tasted some 40 year old Tawny port - nutty, smooth and delicious.  [...]

Putting in Portugal

2017-09-14T09:49:09-07:00April 9th, 2012|Portugal|

That's the mighty Atlantic behind us - it's socool to watch the sunset over the Atlantic,and think of America waaaay over there.Motorized golf carts are rare here, and have to bereserved ahead of time.  We've [...]