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From our balcony, we view a lovely pastoral scene of a stone farmhouse, occasional grazing sheep and a stone wall next to a stream.  This area is designated for an extensive renovation into a city park containing two lakes.  So,

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Cascais Casual: 28 Julho ’17

It’s been several weeks now since we took a bus from Sintra to  Cascais to stay with Jules, Rita’s traveling companion and President You-Know-Who’s personally appointed ambassador to the International Animal Kingdom.   After being in Sintra, Cascais felt like

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Cabo Espichel

We’re finally emerging from the physical and mental cavern that is winter.  In Portugal, winter is the rainy season.  For two months, our whole world sits under a somber gray blanket of rain.  Our sleep at night is disturbed by

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Embarking on the Grand Circle Day 1-9.17.15

Here it is the fourth entry into this blog and we’ve already gone three weeks without a post.  We were distracted…  Where we’ve been all this time is a long-planned driving tour of the Southwest, covering an estimated 2000 miles

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Rocky Mountain Hi There!

Driving the scenic highway, US 36/Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, restrain yourself from stopping at the first few scenic overlooks.  Do one or two of them, but don’t dawdle going up the mountain. The reason is that the

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welcome to our world…

  Come play with us as we prepare for our nomadic lifestyle.  Once anchored by possessions and a couple of businesses (see About), we now own nothing but a 12-year-old Saturn and some sufficient retirement accounts.  After a short stint in Denver,

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