We have arrived and the bathrobes are airing out from six months in a Rubbermaid container!!!!
Our travels were uncomplicated, trouble free, and pleasurable. We arrived in Lisboa 25 minutes earlier than expected, moved through passport control and luggage rapidly then took our time to head to the train station where we enjoyed lunch and fresh air while waiting to head to Faro.
Our arrival in Faro was 25 minutes late!! Nevertheless, Mario was waiting with a big smile to hand us the rental car and then off to the Quinta where Konrad was waiting.
A marvelous greeting, a huge fire roaring in the stove…..don’t forget, it is the beginning of winter weather here!! We had to open all the doors to cool the place down for us!!! We then, as is our ritual, dove into (me) unpacking and sorting out the closets, and (Marc) unpacking our boxes we’ve stored here then setting up the kitchen. In less than 1.5 hours all was concluded……showers were taken……and a delightful picnic dinner underway……Merci Konrad!!!
To say we slept the sleep of the dead is an understatement!!!!! We woke to the sound of delirious chitter-chatter from the birds and cherished sunshine beaming into the room. Completely fulfilling.
Today was productive with groceries, getting our SIM card for the phone, laundry (everything that was stored away plus our travel clothes), and moving at a snail’s pace to accomplish all these tasks!! We will probably crash early again this evening but for now, we can settle in, reconnect with our friends, and launch into our Portuguese routine. Hello winter!
The sage on our patio……….I love the scent but moreso, the flowers when it finally bursts in the late winter early spring.
This pomegranate tree is just beside our gate. It is bending in fruit begging to be picked. Usually, by the time we arrive, most of them are picked or have exploded, providing a feast for the birds.