Monday, May 21, 2018

2018 Postcard: Tropical

Lots of my friends and family go on cruises and I get all sorts of Tropical postcards from them from their ports of call. 




Monday, May 14, 2018

2018 Postcard: Washington State

Even though I live in Washington State now, many friends and family will still send me cards when they visit the area. I love that !! 




Monday, May 07, 2018

2018 Postcard: Aquariums

Some folks send me postcards from their visits to Aquariums



Friday, May 04, 2018

Anne Marie Takes Lisbon

I just got back from a vacation in Lisbon, Portugal with my niece, Anne Marie. It was her first visit to Europe. We only spent 4 days in Lisbon. It was a quick trip, but we managed to see most of the city. I always find that I can go back again and again and find more things to see and do.


the beginning of our journey

First lunch at a European Cafe

Tapas in Lisbon

View from Sao Jorge Castle

Peacocks in the trees at Sao Jorge Castle

Gelato with Suzi Robertshaw

Rossio Square in Lisbon


Something you do not see much in the USA, everyone dries their laundry on a clothesline

Piri Piri Chicken on the grill at a Take-Away spot by our Air BnB

Lots of steps up to our Air BnB

Street Art in Belem with Suzi and Anne Marie

Pasteis de Belem

Hop On Hop Off bus to Cascais

Sand Castle art at Cascais

Love the tile work on the buildings



Gorgeous views along the way back to Lisbon

Marquess of Pombal Square

Pedestrian shopping streets



We visited the Museu Coleção Berardo, in Lisbon. Anne Marie is interested in Modern Art and this was on her list of things she wanted to do,  we saw lots of great art from Warhol, Picasso, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, Calder, Lichtenstein and more






Google Plane from a Portuguese artist
This might be my true favorite on the wall outside the museum

another view, I love how it is 3D taking in the balcony area









Art fair going on outside of the Museu Coleção Berardo

Lots of great artists and craftsmen

Purchase from an artist

Tastes of Madeira at the art fair 

We ate lunch that day from the Taste of Madeira booth




Caco Cake Prego, Beef with Garlic Butter and Cheese



We found TinTin in Portugal
















Guards in front of the President's residence in Belem




The national Tile Museum It is located in the former Convent of Madre Deus, founded by Queen D. Leonor in 1509



Who Wore it Better?

Who Wore it Better?
A section from a Panorama of Lisbon

A modern Tile piece made to look like wood

detail of the faux wood tile

Examples of Tiles from all eras
If I had known about this ahead of time, I would have signed up! Paint your own tile at the The National Azulejo Museum

View from our Air BnB















And the panorama version

Suzi and Anne Marie on a TukTuk tour

Best spot in Lisbon?  Miradouro da Senhora do Monte Viewpoint


More arts and crafts

Pavements are gorgeous, the ship is the symbol of the city of Lisbon and you see it everywhere

The Moon over the city


Scored an Aisle Seat for the flight back to PHL! Not bad for being the last non-rev on the list and getting pulled aside for extra special screening in LIS