I love Lisbon…

I really do. Not just because today we had a four hour brunch with Mariana and Thiago and we weren’t once made to feel that we needed to vacate the table for someone else. Not just because of the wide streets with a really strange system of parking, bicycle paths and traffic lanes. Nor because of the beautiful buildings that are clearly in need of some TLC – or as I keep saying to GG “I bet we could buy that one for cheap”. Β Or for the Portuguese language which sounds Russian to me and I can’t follow a word of it (which is good for that vacation mindset). Really it is a combination of all of these things.

I have been here a couple of times. I really need to see more of the country. I think I am going to put it on my vacation list for 2018. When we landed yesterday afternoon, it was raining a bit. The rain here comes in quickly, then ends and then comes back later. It’s also always a treat to see how well dressed the Portuguese are. We are, of course, walking around in considerably more casual attire. πŸ˜‰

We haven’t made plans for tomorrow yet. It’s too bad Little C isn’t here because then we really could get ourselves into quite a bit of trouble. Little C and I have some favorite spots in Lisbon and we also have a fine appreciation for some of their local cocktails. Of course there’s also the city park where I nearly pushed her into the duck pond to see what would happen – poor impulse control, I know. However, she turned around right in the nick of time and said “You were about to push me in, weren’t you?” I was trapped… I could only ask “How did you know?” and she said that she felt a darkness coming up behind her πŸ˜‰ BUSTED.

Makes it quite clear that I can be difficult πŸ˜‰ Probably someone should get GG a card for sympathy or at least nominate her for some kind of community service award!

The pets are home with Nikah and I know that things are in good hands. It makes it easier to travel when she is there. Our other housesitter was very nice. With Nikah I know that everything is under control and the pets are very comfortable with her. Okay, I might be feeling slightly guilty that they are at home.

 

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