Given how busy those 8 weeks were between the Alaska trip and departing for Portugal, we had already planned on having some down time once we got here. So far, we have accomplished that with vigor. The first week we didn't venture out much as we were both recovering from Covid. We are pretty sure Conrad picked it up on the plane ride over, then graciously gave it to me for our 35th Wedding Anniversary. He also gave me some wonderfully delicious truffles, brownies and dark chocolate cake, which certainly made me feel better. I didn't get very sick, Conrad was a bit worse and he's still got a lingering cough, which is normal for him regardless of the source of illness.
Some days we found ourselves not doing much more than taking Lola for multiple walks, maybe to the beach and then swinging by a local cafe to watch the sunset. We also spent a lot of time trying to find our next stopping point and organizing a trip for Brett, Silvia and the boys to come visit us here in April. We have been venturing out more of late, checking out some interesting spots in the area and taking care of logistics such as getting a Portugal cell number, attempting to get a bank account and buying supplies. We've also been watching a lot of World Cup matches, most of which have been very entertaining.
For Thanksgiving, we had a delicious meal out to a local seafood restaurant, it was a tie between the crab dip and the clams for best tasting dish. We also went out to watch the big game: Portugal vs. Ghana which was Portugal's first 2022 World Cup match. It was nice to be with the locals and even nicer that they won!
She's not as fast as she used to be, but still lovin' it!