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June 20, 2015 morning
Arriving in Lisbon was a piece of cake. Gentle bing over PA and lights go on to prepare for morning breakfast an hour outside of Lisbon. Coffee and orange juice last small meal of trip.
Picked up luggage in terminal and crossed hallway to customs. Show passport, answer are purpose in Lisbon and passport stamp. Best entry ever into a country.
All of ...
... and we knew how to get out of town from there.
Since there is virtually no traffic on the roads, and the speed limit is 120 kmh, you can really make time. Turns out we recouped the 10 minutes we lost, so we had enough time for everything including breakfast at the airport.
Flight was on time and no problems there.
We checked into our room at the Doubletree, receiving our obligatory cookie on the way in.
For me, it was ...
... banner!! Everyone in the tour group managed to get photos. I offered to sign autographs for a small fee but so far no one has taken me up on the offer. I'll fill you in on a few of the tour members... There's Mary Lou and Judy from Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are both travel agents, although Mary Lou used to be a first grade teacher. They are in their fifties/sixties and are both absolutely lovely and have offered their homes to us if ever we go to the US. ...
Rest Day. Today we went to the inner city and just looked around, stopped several times for refreshments as we do some people did some shopping but I didn't see anything that I had to have. We had a good look around this hotel,it really is lovely,so many beautifully furnished rooms,lovely to,just sit and relax ...
... had a good meal before heading back to the hotel for a nightcap at the open air bar on the top floor.
The views of Lisbon were spectacular, as we watched the lights come on in the city. This was clearly the place to see and be seen for people under forty. We had 20-30 years on most of them! But it was a beautiful night, and a wonderful way to end the day.