A morning of domestic bliss, a lovely lunch in the sunshine on our terrace, then a drive to spend the afternoon, and evening, with Pat and Gary. In my books, pretty perfect.
Pat and Gary have a lovely villa that sits “mais ou menos” at the middle of a triangle. If Fuzeta was in one corner, Moncarapacho in another, and Estoi in the final one, then they rest almost in the middle. They have discovered a few lovely walking routes to various destinations and today we had decided to walk from their place to a lovely café, Marietta’s, and enjoy some time on the terrace. Marc had opted to stay at P&G’s and continue some of his gallery research online while we wandered in and out of farm road exploration. Wandering these old roads and discovering where they end up is pure joy for me and with P&G having done all the grunt work, this was even more fun. And, speaking of grunt work
Despite the dry weather these old dirt roads remain relatively dust free. If by chance a vehicle does come along, for the most part they slow down completely and I like to think it’s not only to avoid running us over but also to minimize any dust that they might create.
Mother Nature has blessed us with yet a few more happy and perky faces showing up to dazzle us with their colour and beauty.
Once we arrived back at Villa Diana we settled in on one of the terraces to relax as we were invited to stay for dinner. I am truly blessed in my life to have such a wonderful group of the most amazing friends and Pat and Gary are very high on that list. Pat and I met on my 21st birthday and given I will be 67 in just a few weeks, you can do the math.
A wonderful evening, great food, marvelous company, many good chuckles, a few belly laughs, a great game of Newfie Poker followed two games of Scat and finally, a short drive home and here we are, ready to call it a night. Another wonderful day in the Algarve. Life as we know it is simply grand.
Boa noite para todos vocês