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Portugal Day 8: Viagem

sunny 79 °F

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We had breakfast in the beautiful common room. There were a few pieces of bread and some water, so we at first got a coffee and sat down. We asked one of the employees if there were any croissants left, and she said “one second.” We were starting to get impatient with waiting for a single croissant when she came back in with two of these huge breakfast boards. We ended up having a delicious breakfast.
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Some last pictures of Porto. Such a beautiful city.

After that we drove from Porto to Lisbon to meet Catherine’s parents and aunts and uncles, who got into Lisbon yesterday. It was a beautiful drive, although we were a little pressed for time and couldn’t really stop and take pictures.

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Our room at the Intercontinental Hotel. It’s a beautiful room with a great view.
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We went with Catherine’s parents to the Time Out Mercado. We got Thai food (which owes its spiciness to Portuguese trade, according to João our AirBnB host in Coimbra), and then went looking for a place to hear fado music.
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But first we got dessert. Daniel had a pastel de nata, but everyone else had ice cream.
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Tiny doors as we climb the Bica hill.
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The busy Bairro Alto, which had numerous fado clubs and bars. We found one that let people in in small groups for sets of three or four songs. It was very enjoyable to hear it in an intimate, less formal setting.
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The fado singer and musicians.
We went back to the hotel early because we have a bus tour to Fátima tomorrow and need our sleep.

Posted by danielcatherine 00:11 Archived in Portugal Tagged breakfast family porto mercado fado time_out Comments (0)

Day 15 - A Dam Good Day

semi-overcast 75 °F

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Our suite in Keremeos. It was a very comfortable place to stay, and it provided a nice spot for us to stop on the way between Vancouver and Spokane.

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The frame shop where our hosts have their framing business.

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Our delicious breakfast. The ingredients were already prepared, and all we had to do was take them out, toast the bread, and eat.

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The view from outside the room. The mountains are very beautiful.

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When we first checked in, our host said "let me show you the room" and walked into this woodshed. In fact, he was only grabbing the key, but it looked like that was going to be the room at first.

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The actual entrance to the room. Much nicer.

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About to leave. Today we begin driving in the opposite direction, getting ever closer to home.

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The bridge in Keremeos. The suite was called the "over the bridge" suite.

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Apparently, someone in Keremeos lives in a van down by the river.

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The crops and scenery of the Okanagan Valley. We were reminded of the San Joaquin valley by the stonefruit and grapes that are grown here. The mountains are a lot closer together though.

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Forbidden Fruit winery, a winery specializing in non-grape wines. We tried a few of their cherry, apricot, peach, and pear wines. The tasting room was very pleasant, and we had a nice conversation with the employee at the counter. We ended up buying a bottle of peach wine called "Speachless."

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Beautiful Lake Osoyoos. Also, the last picture we took in Canada before crossing the border at Osoyoos.

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On our way to Spokane, we stopped at a Mexican restaurant in Omak, Washington. This was our first Mexican food since leaving on this trip. It was wonderful.

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The Grand Coulee Dam. We had wanted to see it, but we weren't sure if it would be along our route. It is impressively large, and the little town nearby seems very well cared for. We wondered what the people who live there do for a living, figuring that they can't all work on the dam.

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Finally we arrived at Daniel's great aunt Barb and great uncle Merle's house in Spokane. The terraced garden and the house are very pleasant. We had a nice dinner with Barb, her son Tim, Tim's wife Abby and their kids. It was a nice visit, and we are looking forward to touring Spokane tomorrow.

Posted by danielcatherine 23:54 Archived in USA Tagged lake breakfast dam border grand_coulee_dam spokane mexican_food osoyoos Comments (1)

Day 3 - Part One

sunny 61 °F

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The light through the trees on the back deck of our room.
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The breakfast table: savory bread pudding, homemade bread with pepper jam, wild grapes, and fresh-squeezed orange juice. Everything was delicious.
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The view from the back patio of the farmhouse. Also, a few from the yard towards the house.
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Some shaggy/ fuzzy cows.
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The piano in our room.

We had a great night and a wonderful breakfast, then explored the beach area and country roads. After that, we headed in to the town of Ferndale.

Posted by danielcatherine 00:43 Archived in USA Tagged ocean breakfast ferns cows ferndale shaggy Comments (0)

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