A Great Start
Trip Start Jun 06, 2014
15Trip End Jun 21, 2014
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Because of the great weather we took an afternoon walk (downhill) to the center of town and the river-Lots of ornately designed cobble stone streets, some decorated like ocean waves which make some people seasick if they gaze at them too long. Sunday is taken seriously here as a day of rest; most stores and even restaurants are closed. We did find a side walk cafe where we ate a late lunch of tapas and sangria
Two miles later we were at the riverfront and headed back home (via taxi) for a quick nap before cocktails/dinner at 6 PM where we met our three travel directors and the rest of our 118 travel companions. From the looks of the crowd we are among the younger segment. We have been broken into 3 groups(we are gold) for the various tours we will be taking by bus. Departures of the buses will be staggered so we don't create a mob scene when we visit a site- good planning.
Tomorrow's tour takes us to the historic town of Sintra and a famous palace. We also will be visiting the western most part of Europe. Our afternoon will be free to wander more of Lisbon and we are attending a dinner and Fado ( famous Portuguese music) show in the evening.
P.S. Today we celebrate our 51st anniversary!!