Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rainy Thursday in Porto

The plan had been to take the shuttle to downtown Porto and do a walk about with Bob and Lynne, since it is a free day for all of us (some folks are doing an optional tour this afternoon, but we are "toured" out). It is raining--no fun walking in the rain, so MM and I are staying put. Lynne's phone unfortunately died, so she and Bob are heading to an Apple Store to see if it can be resurrected.

MM isn't feeling well because he caught a head cold. Bugger. He is happy to stay in the room today.

At least I have a shot from the bus of the bookshop here in Porto made popular by that famous HP book/movie fame: Livraria-Lello. My granddaughters would love seeing this:

Tonight is our group farewell dinner, then departure tomorrow. More on that later.

This hotel is nice and roomy. Vantage Travels has treated us well on accommodations, both on land and on the ship. Our tour leader (one per bus) has been outstanding. No complaints.

Unfortunately, several folks have gotten sick with a tummy bug. It bit me, but I am pretty much fine now, but also happy to rest awhile. That is just one of the pitfalls of travel, and you brings meds in anticipation of need. Or visit a local farmacia.

Remain flexible...that is the travel motto...and stay hydrated.

Happy birthday today to my sweet friend Joan. We have been besties since BC--before children. That is a very long time!

Miles and smiles all around, yall!

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Joy said...

Glad you are feeling better, sorry MM got the cold. Good choice for him not to walk around in the rain -and you, too.

Barb G said...

HB to Joan! And bugger to that tummy bug and head cold stuff.

Enjoy a day of rest and relaxation. big hugs xoxo

Sandee said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Joan,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

You've had your share of rain on this trip too, but it's been ever so much fun. When I think of a cruise ship I think of people being sick. That trip to Hawaii will never be forgotten.

Have a fabulous day relaxing honey. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

Jean(ie) said...

Glad you got over the bug... Yes, a day of rest must feel mighty good after all the touring y'all have been doing.

Big Happy birthday to Joan! Hope Dan takes her out for a nice birthday dinner!

Safe travels!!!!