Hello from Portugal!
We arrived in Portugal with Andre this morning, thankful to have survived a Ryanair experience. It is really really really hot and humid here. What we have seen of Porto and the surrounding area so far, reminds me of a mix between the landscape of Southern California and the beauty of Mexico. It really makes me want to find a way back to visit Mexico with Chris... hmm...
Since it was so hot and we were very tired, we took it easy most of the day. During the late afternoon we went on a hike along part of Andre's yard and up a big hill. Then we walked down the other side of the hill through a village. We spent a little time at a small beach on the river down there. Then tonight we enjoyed an authentic Portuguese meal, during which nearly the entire conversation revolved around what to eat for the next meal. Too funny! Andre's parents are great! Just like him! This next week will be wonderful! Oh, and we had squid for dinner. It was delicious!
Well, it's time for bed! Tomorrow we are spending the day in the large city of Porto. Fun fun fun! :)