|Mr. Campbell - traditional Portugal goods for sure!|
|A view of the city from the top of our hill in Alfama|
The apartment was ideal. Tall bay windows faced east to the river offering a great view of cruise ships coming and going along a bustling waterfront. The sunrises were spectacular and we had crisp, clear days with temperatures in the 50's everyday. Perfect walking weather. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/495237
|Our view with my one and only handmade Christmas decoration!|
|As always with fish, the simpler the better. This was so perfect.|
|But you can't go wrong with a picnic in the sun, either.|
One of Europe's largest and oldest Saturday flea markets was just around the corner from our flat. I've never seen so much junk, er, I mean treasures in one place! All you needed was a small blanket and a willingness to sit on the ground all day and you were a merchant! You could literally buy anything you never knew you needed.
|I don't think the old woman is for sale, but you couldn't really tell.|
|Mary Christmas from our lady Fatima.|
|A street lined with laundry line from the neighborhood restaurant.|
|I could have taken pictures of tiles all day long|
|How I managed to leave Lisbon without a Rooster is a mystery!|
|Hang on the the ride on Tram 28!|
|Lovely statue that reminds us of our own Mary|
|Beautiful sunset on the beach in Estoril|
|Good Fortune: You will be very thankful today.|
|Michael gets a much needed 'hip kids' haircut|
At the Benfica match a huge Bald Eagle named Vitoria drifts down from the sky and then swoops round and round inside the stadium until she lands in the center of the field. A perfect landing means victory and the crowd goes wild. Michael was sure it was a robot until the fans near him set him strait and she settled on on her perch after one last graceful turn. Victory was indeed theirs.
|Michael enjoyed soccer matches in most every city!|
It appears I left the best opportunity I had to make a new fashion statement in Florence. No other city had me fingering my wallet like that one. Lisbon is a shopping wasteland. I have lost a lot of weight on this adventure (28 pounds!) so I may just have to do a little further looking in Paris. I know, poor me. But literally, 'poor me', because it is also the most expensive city of them all.
Looking foward to a last stop in Paris to see Mary and Greg and the babies and the one on the way before heading to Seattle. Happy holidays everyone!
Debbie and Michael