Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Salema, Portugal - Loved this little town

Every year, The Professor has some meeting in Europe.  Some professorial research conference thingy.

And I get to go along!

While he attends meetings, I sleep late.  Find little coffee shops to catch up on email. 

Wander around taking photos.

This year, his conference is again in Portugal.  We were there several years ago. 

It was beautiful.

Obidos, Portugal

The countryside was speckled with little cobblestone villages and white-washed buildings. 

I loved how the windows were filled with geraniums.

Obidos, Portugal

Being not one for crowds though, I always seek the coastline out wherever and whenever we travel.  

I can never get enough of the sea .. its power and beauty.

Sagres, Portugal

So next week at this time, I will be in Porto ... looking for a little coffee shop with internet so I can keep up with all of you!

Now isn't that a hoot?  I love technology!

How about you?

Now, I need to go Amazon shopping ...  I need a new pair of sandals for the trip!

Until tomorrow ....

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Daryl said...

Can I come along and help you look for the internet? Gorgeous photos!

Kim at Golden Pines said...

I am so jealous!! :-))) Your photos are just amazing, and the first one looks like a painting!!! I know you'll have a wonderful time and I can't wait to see pictures!!!

Anonymous said...

That would be so cool... beautiful shots & it looks like a quaint little town!

Have a great time!!! =)

Janet Metzger, Artist said...


Janet xox

Liza said...

You are lucky!

TexWisGirl said...

those photos look like paintings. they're absolutely beautiful. have a wonderful time (if we don't 'talk' before then, that is...)

Judy said...

Absolutely beautiful...Can I stow away in your suitcase? :))

Barbara said...

Oh, lucky! I can't wait to travel vicariously through your photos. Love these you posted - a photographer's dream!

Nancy said...

My son got to spend some time in Lisbon when he was in the Navy and said Portugal was his favorite of all the different countries he visited. I can now see why from your photos. :)

She Who Carries Camera said...

totally jealous! have a wonderful time! looking forward to seeing more pics!

Bill Lisleman said...

These are pictures from your last trip there?
That boat sitting on the ground - does the tide move that much?
I did a good amount of traveling in my career once. The best part of your story - he gets to bring you along for the trip. Too many times spouses go it alone and then the other one can get a little jealous like some of your readers myself included.

beth said...

what a fantastic trip you've been on and get to go on AGAIN !!....i'm so jealous !!
these photos are SO FANTASTIC....some of them almost look like paintings....wow wow wow !!!!

Ruth said...

You lucky woman! Your photos are splendid, and that last one with the green of the sea so see-through has me speechless!

Have a blast, I have wanderlust bad.

Catherine said...

Portugal ~ how wonderful! And how lovely that you get to go along ~ lucky you! You are going to take so many lovely photos and we are going to get to see them ~ very nice! Your first photo looks like a painting ~ beautiful!

xo Catherine

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Wonderful! What a beautiful place. I love little stone alleys like those. I love how they aren't afraid to show their age. In America we can't renovate fast enough...what's up with that?

Anonymous said...

Buy one REALLY big suitcase to stick me in and take along. How beautiful it is there. Enjoy your trip!


bon bon said...

squeeeee!!! i'm all excited for you! ha! what a gorgeous location! look forward to seeing more! have a wonderful (and safe) trip!

Lisa Gordon said...

How exciting Reena!!
These photographs are just beautiful!

Gail Dixon said...

Beautiful photos. I love your perspective between structures. Hope you have a wonderful trip!