Monthly Archives: October 2012

Last Day Things

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On the last day in Lisbon we did last day things like walking really close to trolley tracks.

Going to a church that was destroyed in an earthquake before our country was a country.

Looking at clouds.

Going to beautiful bars and drinking cherry and ginger ale floats with pistachio ice cream.

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One Free Shot

Tonight at dinner we ordered and ate so much food that the owners of the restaurant gave us a piece of paper on which they wrote “ONE FREE SHOT” and sent us to a bar down the street.  Some of us took the shot then went and bought something called “Space Trips” and haven’t come home yet.  The rest of ..read more

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Lisbon, Amiga

Today around 5:30, we slipped into bar to watch one of Lisbon’s soccer teams play Spartak Moscow in a Champions League game.  It wasn’t crowded.  There were a few grown men moaning and smoking.  One had a dog named “Amiga” on his lap.  There were some young Dutch guys on a computer.  We couldn’t blame them. The wi-fi was really ..read more

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The Come Down

On the road from Marvao to Evora, as we came down the mountain, we found ourselves coming down from a high.

Dave soon realized he had left his iPod somewhere in his unmade bed, the rain moved in, and, somehow, despite multiple commendations as a “jewel” and a “gem” and a “queen”, Evora seemed to lack a bit of the previous ..read more

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The Reason

There is a certain amount of anxiety that goes along with traveling.  Where to go, what to see, when to eat, the exhaustion of time change, odd sleeping arrangements.  But, always, there comes a moment when, without realizing it, you feel better.  Maybe better than you do in your normal life on a normal day.  Maybe better than you’ve ever ..read more

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