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Viagem (Journey) Beginings

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Our viagem started 12 months ago when I walked into the Man Cave to watch football, casually saying "Whatcha' doing?"

Him: "I'm looking at villas in Lagos."
Me: very, very carefully setting my glass of wine on the desk ... "you're looking at What, Where?"
Him: "Portugal ... Skip says he and Mary Fern are going to retire next January; they'd like to go to the Algarve in Portugal."
Me: Looking closely at the man who looks like my husband ... I can't help but wonder ...who are you Really and What Have You Done With My Philip? (And desperately trying not to break out into my Happy Dance.)

So ... that was the beginning. Since then there have been many dinner/wine meetings planning this trip. We have travel books, food books, plane & train schedules, a villa and we're practicing our Portuguese ... apparently nothing like Spanish; somehow a cross between Gallic & Slavic. Not that I'm expecting a language problem ...in Lisbon we're staying on Embassy Row and Lagos has a large Brit population. Amazing to me we started planning this trip12 months ago and suddenly It's Time.

Philip and I are the Advance Party. We leave tomorrow for Lisbon. Skip and Mary Fern will meet us in Lagos next weekend.

So far we "advanced" as far as Cincinnati. Potential rain to ice on Sunday, prior to our 2PM flight made the decision easy. We drove the 80+ miles to Cincy and are settled into room 109 watching football and feeling smug that no ice drizzle will mar our plans.

Posted by ChinaBecky 17:31

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Good plan!

by Liz

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