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Lagos - Lagoosh

Portugal 2016

sunny 58 °F

Call it what you like! 48 hours in and we're having a great time ... Philip's planning his 2017 return trip.

Other than no sustained heat in the villa, the rest - community, view, weather ... it's much as I expected. The company is the best - talking, laughing, exploring, misadventures, adventures ... those are the memories I'll take home with me. Skip's a good sport as he takes our teasing in stride - the man is a Foodie Extraordinaire!

Ok ... understood; some of our family & friends are experiencing rainy or cold weather ... here, it's high 50's. The villa; it's a little nippy. We're plugging in electric heaters and wearing warm piles. Our land lady suggested a fire in the fireplace ... duh ... we have no wood. Ahhh, but when the breeze stops and the sun comes out - heavenly. Tonight we met on the rooftop patio to share a bottle of wine/vodka, watch the light house flashing, listen to the sound of the Atlantic.
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Sunset was lovely, highlighting MF's favorite tree & an important landmark when beach walking.
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Being the Advance Party we have the advantage of adjusting to time zone. We watch our friends struggle 1st 24 hours of a 5 hour time change. Sorry ... no matter how well you feel you're adjusting; there's just this slight miscalculation in hours and timing. It's like your body is about 3 seconds ahead of your brain.

I love all the Adjusting Stuff. Opening the car doors ... poor Skip is trying to figure out how to open the car doors; Philip's managed the get the drive way gate open (it's on a timer ... works best if it"s not closing while the car is backing out) ... nothing is happening ... PB finally suggests opening the doors using the key fob ... yes, it works ... we're off!

Our 1st meal in Lagos ... a favorite of Brits ... a big hit with PB & Skip ... not much of a favorite with MF or myself. A short walk to town square - we lost the boys in the wine shop while we went ahead to discover shopping possibilities. Possibilities are real - the area is known for cork ... had no idea cork is used in many ways - purses, shoes, jewelry ... there will be some in my suitcase.

So far my favorite Logos meal is Skip's Semi-Peri chicken. I didn't come here expecting a culinary experience ... I plan to sample it all ... I'm intrigued by the history and resilience of the people.

Scenes of Lagos
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Intriguing - just sort of appeared on the street
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What's a stroll without shopping?
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Fore! Yes indeed; that's a golf course down there...and up here; 3 9-hole courses.
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Posted by ChinaBecky 00:53

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What a lovely city - all of you look great!

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