We’re home!

Well, we actually got home last Saturday, the 20th.  But it’s been so difficult getting back into the swing of things, wow.  Good news, though.  I still have a best friend:


Just love that kid!

I don’t even know where to start with our vacation.  We took something like 3,000 pictures.  I guess I should tell you where we went, huh?!  Okay.  We flew into Lisbon and took a (4-hour) bus ride to Salema.  It was more beautiful than I could ever imagine.


After Salema, we went to Barcelona for two nights.  And I wore shorts out in public for the first time in YEARS!


I know, I live on the edge.

After Barcelona, we went to Paris!


And yes, we went to the top of the Eiffel Tower (that picture was taken from the second level, though).

After Paris…hello Venice!!



It was gorgeous!

And finally, we ended our trip in ROME!


We went on a seven hour bike tour (e-bikes are amazing!) and it was such a great way to see the city.

I have so many pictures to share from the trip, but it may take me a little while.  And yes, I went back to work…at both jobs.  I can’t even begin to tell you how difficult it was for me to go back to delivering pizzas on Tuesday night.  But I’ve gotten back into the swing of things and I will keep doing it for as long as I can.  I know, even the managers at the pizza parlor were surprised I showed up for work!

Okay, one last picture from our trip (for now):


That was the first gelato of five we had in Venice.  No, we didn’t share.  We each had FIVE.  And we were there less than 48 hours.  Whoops!

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Barcelona and Paris

Whoops! Guess I forgot to keep posting. It’s been a whirlwind of a trip and we’re having a great time. We flew into Barcelona on Saturday and then flew to Paris on Monday. One day in a huge city is not enough, but we made the best of it and saw as much as we could!
It was late evening when we got to Barcelona so we went out for a walk. Our hotel was right in the center of town off of Placa de Catalunya and Las Ramblas.



There were about a billion people out…a very huge change from being in the small town of Salema.  We went on a bus tour the next day…


And walked about one trillion miles. It was incredible. G got naked on the beach…


And we saw the Magic Fountain of Montjuic that night.


It was incredible. We loved Barcelona and hope to spend more time there in the future.

We’re now in Paris with these guys:


We’re staying in a beautiful apartment and seeing all of the sites!  And we had a photosession last night, complete with a makeup artist…for both G and me.



We’re idiots.


This was at dinner after our pictures last night…very fun!!  We have another bus tour today in Paris so off we go again!

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A View from the Sea

We are in Salema visiting friends that moved here in June.  They’ve been visiting Salema for years and finally moved here permanently.  They have a lot of friends and one of them took us out on his boat yesterday.  There are no words to describe how beautiful it was, but here are a couple of pictures.

First, our captain, Marcolino:


He was born in Salema and calls himself a wild fisherman.  He is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet and I have a major crush on him.

Our very, very good friends, Scott and Jo Alice:

DSC_1113George and Scott:




Yes, I’m in a hoodie.  And yes, people were staring.



The boat ride was incredible and we’ve had such a great time in Salema.  I’m sad that we’re leaving tomorrow and I hope we will be back soon.

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Salema, Portugal

After almost 24 hours of travel, we made it to Salema, Portugal!  And it is beautiful.


We’ve spent two days on the beach and I am so happy we started our trip here.


And so is George.

I went on a walk this morning and came across this beach…


I think it’s called Boca de Rio. It was a bit foggy this morning, but all that burned off within a few hours.

The cats run this place.


And I really love it. They wait for the fishermen in the morning and people feed them scraps at night. They are very funny and run all over the place.


But I just can’t get over the beach.

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Flying Away

We’re on our way to Portugal!!


We have a 4 hour layover in Amsterdam so we’re just hanging out. George tried to get banned from the duty free shop by using all the La Mer tester products…


One of the sales associates told him he only needed to use one pump of product (he likes to use at least 3 so it’s easier to see him from outerspace). George told her he didn’t know and she told him he could ask. So…we left.  Good times. What an idiot.

Can’t wait to see what happens when we actually have to leave the safety of an airport!!

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