Quinta das Merces
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Travel Blogs from Angra do Heroísmo
... are all there and kept in tact, just as they were centuries ago. Incredible. It's definitely worth a visit.
Below the fort, closer to the water is one of the best playgrounds I have ever seen. They even had a zip line! Time did not allow us to go play, but I pray Joe and I have children next time we come. I...I mean they (!) will love playing there!
On a Saturday morning, Avo took us on a picnic at the top of Monte do Brasil. ...
... have been short too as I only cleared the doorway, in no heels, by 2cm!!!
For Gid there is good diving at the Azores apparently. And great whale watching ( like the promised puffins in the Shetlands, wrong time of year). Angra is a world heritage area because of its history with the whaling trade, the crossroads for ships crossing with spices and gold between the new world and the old and the modern ...
... continue along the road I was parked on since, according to my GPS, it would eventually take me back to where I needed to be. As I turned the first corner, the headlights caught two dark figures on the side of the road. I stopped. As I looked further down the road, I saw another BIG black figure crossing the road. They could have been cows . . . but they could have also been bulls. Ricky did not really care to find out! I put the car in reverse and ...
... have a look inside until today. It is actually no longer a school. It is now used as the headquarters for the local Scout troop.
Later in the evening, it was back to Grota do Medo for the second last day of festivities there. Each night, a specific food was prepared and provided (free) to all who attended. Tonight was "Hot Dog" night! You had to be there!
There were also bouncy castles and pony rides for the kids . . . all for free! I love how these people party ...
What a nice sleep!
I was really tired . . . and I slept like a rock! ("rocks don't sleep," says uncle Manny in his comical, sarcastic, matter-of-fact way!)
I certainly felt a lot better this morning. The weather was really nice too! Apparently things have not been great (weather-wise), so I was surprised when I woke up and the sun was beaming down like mad! I actually sat out in the back of the ...