Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Homeward bound

The Professor and I will be crossing the Atlantic as you read this.
Heading home ... sweet home.

The last couple of days we spent time up in the 
Douro Valley in Pinhao.
Hillsides filled with nothing but vineyards.
And maybe an abandoned stone house here and there.

Pinhao was a bit nothing of a town.  But tucked in its hillsides are what most
of us tourists come here for ... their port wine.

The inn that we stayed at, The Vintage House, was remarkably beautiful, with rooms overlooking the Douro River. 

And a much better internet connection!!!!

Here's a picture of the backside of The Professor, ahead of me
in one of the alleys.
I kind of like his backside!

As much fun as it is to travel, 
there is always the excitement of returning home.
To familiar things ...

like my morning coffee and newspaper, 
finches at the feeders,
my own comfy bed and
kitty kitty
who will take days to warm back up to me
for leaving him so long.

Looking forward to catching up with all of YOU,