For the first few days, we showed Mom and Dad some of the sights in and around Lisbon. We spent an afternoon in Belém -- having lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, the Estrela de Belém, seeing the Monument to the Discoverers, touring the Jerónimos Monastery, and sampling yummy pasteis de Belém (the world's very best custard tarts).
|The Monument to the Discoverers|
|The Moorish Castle|
|Nyanya and Stephen on the playground at the craft village|
|Let's face it -- this is the real reason Nyanya and Babu came to Portugal!|
We found a quiet pension in the sleepy little town of Olhão in southern Portugal. It wasn't a bad place to be stuck for a night! The boys enjoyed playing in a nice park right on the waterfront; we had a yummy seafood dinner; and the next morning, we discovered what Rusty called "the best breakfast in Portugal" at the cafe around the corner from our pension. Then we were on our way again, finally arriving at our condos in Málaga later that afternoon.
We enjoyed swimming in the pool... hanging out on the beach... playing games... reading... I even managed to find some time to write on two different afternoons while everyone else was napping! We did most of our own cooking or got take-out, but one night, we all went out to eat.
|Alex and Babu in the pool|
|At the beach|
|At the Apes' Den -- and no, I wasn't too happy about the monkey being on my back!|
|The view from the Top of the Rock|
|The New Bridge -- Ronda, Spain|
|Looking over lovely Lisbon|
Nyanya and Babu Visit Portugal
Spain and Gibraltar