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4th August 2019
Family at the top of Floyen

Wow!!! That's pretty high up for you Lori.
4th August 2019

It's nice to see Rachel eating something other than a burger!
From Blog: Lunch and Futbol
4th August 2019

Beautiful fjords and fairy tale castles...... you guys picked another great place to vacation!
28th July 2017
Gripsholmen Slott

Beautiful Castle!
So different from the castles we are used to seeing - a lot less severe looking. Interesting...the German word for castle is schloss - not too far from slott. Loving the blog as usual!
7th August 2016

Awesome
Guys - Thanks for the updates. I have been enjoying your travels and will be stealing these ideas for when the kids are older.
2nd August 2016

Cliffs!!
Wow Lori, I can't imagine you up on those cliffs!!! Good for you. Beautiful pictures so far. You seem to be far enough out of the city to avoid the congestion, yet close enough to ride your bikes in - perfect! Can't wait to see pictures of Versailles :)
6th August 2013

Seinfeld moments!
I'm cracking up about the reservation - could only happen to you, Lori :) Nice to have some humour inserted into your last day though - it'll be a great story to tell over & over. Safe trip home!
6th August 2013
Homemade sangria

Sangria
Sangria looks awesome, and you guys look so relaxed. Seems like it was one of your better holidays.
From Blog: Bye Bye Beaches
5th August 2013

So Sad
So Sad to hear your trip is ending... What will I read for the rest of my summer now?
4th August 2013

Yeah!
Sounds like fun!
3rd August 2013

Correction
THIS is the best blog yet. Great adjective choices, great photos - including the much requested family beach shot (at least the clothed photos), amusing captions.... You'll have to extend your vacation by another week - you are finally getting in the swing of this blog thing.... Hmm... Maybe it was the sangria! Nice! From Newcastle.
From Blog: Bye Bye Beaches
3rd August 2013

Great pics!
The festival looks like a lot of fun - it was nice to finally see a family pic. Don wonders whether Nigel & Russell are tired of fish yet!
3rd August 2013

Best yet
Best blog yet....loved all the descriptive pics!
2nd August 2013

Badminton Player
It was Lori - wasn't it?
From Blog: Carrapateira
2nd August 2013

Ha ha
I knew I should have clarified.....
From Blog: Carrapateira
1st August 2013

"Bad Naked"
Have you noticed that it's never the "beautiful" people that go around naked? I wonder what they were thinking when they looked in the mirror that morning? It's probably a good thing that you left the camera at home :)
From Blog: Carrapateira
1st August 2013

Heat
We heard about the heat in Spain - something about sand storms in the Sahara pushing the heat north. Looks like you still had a great day in spite of the heat. It's a beautiful city, and the food sounds heavenly - I'm jealous and feeling like I must make some paella soon!
From Blog: Espana
1st August 2013

Seville - Giraldi Tower
Hi, Since you didn't get a chance to go up the tower, I will tell you the fun fact (or at least as I saw it!) - the way to go up to the top of the tower is by taking a wide ramp that winds its way up & around the tower. Think of it like a very wide wheelchair ramp that goes from the bottom to the top. The tower acted like a sentry post for soliders. The soliders would ride their horses up to the top for watch duty & if there was something to report they would come racing down. The tower couldn't have stairs as the soliders couldn't run them quick enough & the horses couldn't navigate them. So instead they built a sloping ramp from top to bottom & wide enough for the horses to race up & down. I had visions of soliders madly racing down, the horses skidding around the corners & ricochetting out the tower - kinda like a modern day action movie or a pinball machine. At the top of the bell tower of course is a rather large bell that they would ring - since I used to play in a handbell choir (I think that Russell was in one too) I found it very interesting. Glad you enjoyed your day in Seville - even it was really hot! Any thoughts of going to Granada, Spain to see La Alambra. It is really interesting also but I don't know if it might a little too far & one does need reservations. Joanne
From Blog: Espana
1st August 2013

Gracias
Most entertaining today - thank you. Can't wait to see what August holds... Perhaps some selfies?
From Blog: Espana
31st July 2013
Mmmmm...road oranges

oranges
hibiscus. oh and have you decided yet what my prize is for getting passionflower? maybe tomorro you will find seville oranges - best for marmalade love you all
From Blog: Lagos
30th July 2013

Yes it is a hibiscus!
I have three around the pool - aren't they beautiful? Unfortunately it's too cold here to leave them out so we try to bring thim in for the winter but then Max chews on them and ultimately kills them. So something to do in Seville Spain.............hmmmmmm.....maybe a bull fight?
From Blog: Lagos
30th July 2013

I\'m sure you will go see the Cathederal of Seville - but not forget to check out the Giraldi (Bell Tower right beside the Cathederal). Ask someone why the way up to the top is shaped the way it is - I thought it was interesting. Also gives you a great view of the city. The Alcazar is pretty interesting also. They are all located very near each other - actually in the same square. When in Spain, you have to check out the tapas.
From Blog: Lagos
30th July 2013

SIESTA IN SEVILLE
Hi guys, HI Nigel, I enjoy your blog very much. In the Summer, Seville shuts down aroud 1 pm, literally shuts down, everything closes for the siesta, things start picking up only around 5 pm ! and then it gets really busy - Plan accordingly, I remember wondering around with nothing to do and nowhere to go during that time, no pool, no water side nothing. this was in 2003, in july. There are a couple of beautiful arabic palaces to visit but not in the afternoon, they will close.
From Blog: Lagos
30th July 2013

Awaiting
Good post today - still looking for political and economic analysis though. Looking forward to tomorrow's post!
From Blog: Lagos
29th July 2013

Not bad..
Some nice commentary on a down day. Not sure I believe all this swimming and running though with no picture proof.... Also - how do you find Portugal from an economic and safety point of view?

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