Where have the days gone?

i knew we’d been busy but didn’t realize how long it had been since I’d posted. I figured it was time when my dad emailed me, concerned if we were okay.

Our first full day in Lisbon (when Junior would leave the apartment) I chose to not plan much but we had some diversions that led to a fun though full day. It started with taking the famous Tram 28 which the locals use for commuting but the tourists use to get an overview of the city.

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We moved thru some tight spaces

We moved thru some tight spaces

We were lucky enough to get a seat but little did we know that when it got to the end of the line, everyone got kicked off, had to walk 50 feet and stand in line and pay again to get on another Tram. A bit irritating but oh well.

That's the tram we got kicked off, taken from where we had to get back on. Really???

That’s the tram we got kicked off, taken from where we had to get back on. Really???

After the tram Junior wanted to go back to our room. But to keep him outside I put him in charge of where we’d walk. Then I saw signs for a church up on the hill and directed him that way, bribing him with gum from a store we walked by. Once there, after a quick perusal of the church we had a lovely game of tag in the courtyard for about 20 minutes. It ends up kids’ games can be played anywhere. Oh, and there are good pigeons for chasing here too!

View from the church courtyard

View from the church courtyard

Looking up at St. George's Castle. Where we would go later in the day

Looking up at St. George’s Castle. Where we would go later in the day

Looking at the view from the church what should we see but a playground. Well, we had to go, didn’t we. So this mama, who thought she was so directionally challenged, did just fine getting there. There was an entire school of young children there which overwhelmed Junior a bit, but when they ate lunch, he climbed on some more of the structures.

Time to just be a kid

Time to just be a kid

So our short day became long as we hadn’t planned the park (the best things seem to be those that are not planned) but I still wanted to go to the castle near our apartment. We had a great time climbing all over. It ends up Junior is afraid of heights but seemed to get use to being up high and went back for more

He's a bit scared of heights but curiosity takes over!

He’s a bit scared of heights but curiosity takes over!

I think the cannons were the highlight for Junior

I think the cannons were the highlight for Junior

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Walking back from the castle we passed a place that served yummy sorbet. So yummy we went back 4 of 5 days when we weren’t away on day trips.

So much for a short day. But what fun.

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