Slowly we recuperate, and slowly our days slip by, which is a good thing. For the most part, we’ve been enjoying sunny weather by the pool, an afternoon walk to a nearby restaurant for a bica or beer, and the occasional exploration along some road that piques curiosity. Of course if I wandered down every road that piqued curiosity, they’d never find me!!!
It’s wonderful to have this little restaurant so close to us, about a 10-minute walk down an old farm road. In our explorations, we discovered another restaurant about 10 minutes past that one…….choices. I love it.
Yesterday I was in the mood to walk, a good sign I thought, and I left home to walk into Moncarapacho, where the gypsy market was being held. Marc opted to stay at home and Pat and Gary decided to drive in a little later.
Walking along these old roads you see so much more than you do while driving. Clumps of paperwhites growing in abundance around the base of old cork trees. Evidence of more wild flowers popping through the ground getting ready to show their colourful faces. Always something new to see. Patricia opted to walk home with me.
Yesterday afternoon a group of us went to Silves to listen to some live music and celebrate the birthday eve of Gwen. Lots of fun, a beautiful drive through the mountains with majestic vistas in every direction. Sadly, no photos!!
Today, Monday February 5th is the “special” birthday of our perpetually smiling friend, Gwen McCauley. Happy Birthday Gwen!