We’re Back

Well, we just got back last Friday from Portugal. I will still have a few more posts about it though because I have plenty of photos and stories to share. For this post I’ll update you on the weekend in between. 

So, after our first week, we headed back to Lisbon for a much needed weekend off. We stayed with the Farmers and made most of our meals together there. It was really great.

On Saturday morning we did a walking tour of Lisbon and the castle there with the SunDeo group also from EFCC. They were in Portugal around the same time we were just working on different projects. After that we had the afternoon off and did a little shopping and eating.

At the Castelo, of course

Safety guard rails in Portugal?? Who needs them?

We  stop to have a tea break overlooking the city.

I discover Portugal’s unique obsession with roosters…it reminded me of all the random roosters running around in kauai, hmm.

Eden hopes that Scott will pick some grapes for her. We found them on our walk, I just love her hopeful face.
enjoying our Lisbon moment!

Sunday was great, we went to another home church (like we did the day we got to Portugal) and worshiped together with the missionaries and others. It was really refreshing to be in a small group all fellowshipping together and eating a potluck breakfast together.
After that we got to go up to Sintra. It’s a small, quaint little town with a castle on the hill. There are plenty of “touristy” things to do there but mostly we were pretty tired and just saw some shops and ate. About half of us went there, everyone else stayed in town.

Seriously though, statues are pretty boring on their own in photos. Isn’t imitation the highest form of flattery?

That’s all for now. Stay tuned for photos/stories from week 2 with the lovely kids!

Rachel - August 27, 2008 - 4:25 pm

great pics, guys! I particularly like the photo of the ladies in scarves… reminded me of one of one of my favorite posts on Stuff White People Like (.com)! That and it is a cute picture! And the tea party also gave me a good chuckle 🙂

nicole viola - August 27, 2008 - 7:05 pm

looks beautiful! great, one more place I now want to visit.

danielle - August 28, 2008 - 1:58 am

rachel – i found that “stuff white people like” post, it’s funny! http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/04/30/97-scarves/of course, we were just being silly in that photo, it was pretty warm to be wearing scarves 🙂nicole – traveling is addicting but i would say portugal is a worthwhile visit if you have a chance!!

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