Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Bon Voyage!


You might think that this is goodbye.  Well, I know that I haven't posted much this year.  But, I am still here.  Taking a breath here and there.  Some days it feels as if I can't get off the crazy train.  So much to do each day.  So, I am finally taking a long vacation!  I have never left work more than 3 or 4 days at a time.  This time, it is 10 days!  Will I still worry about the office?  Well, yeah.  Cause that is who I am.  But, things will still get done in my absence and I have very competent co-workers.  So, let's have some fun!  

I am off to Madeira, Portugal today!  My son lived in Portugal for 2 years as a church missionary years ago.  He still goes back every year or two.  So, I am in good hands.  No problemo with the language thing.  We are covered.  And he is quite the tour guide.  So, it should be a blast.  We start on the island of Madeira and stay there for a few days.  I get off the plane after 20 hrs and sleep for 8 (hopefully) and get up the next morning and fish the salt.  I have never fished the ocean before.  So, I am pretty excited.  I will try my hand at the fly rod first.  If my efforts don't pan out, we might switch over to the spin rod.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!  I think that we are going to really have good results!  

From Madeira, we go to Porto, Portuagal on the mainland.  See the sights and hopefully not the smoke of the wildfires that are going on around that region.  I am anxious to see where my son was for 2 years.  He absolutely loved it there.  He just got married a few months ago and his new wife, Aurelia, will be there too.  So nice of them to invite old mom to join them on their second honeymoon!  Hahahaha.

I might keel over from hiking.  I think that I can do it.  But, the gym is different than actual hiking.  Dan promised me that he will put me on the easier trails first.  =)

Take care of yourselves until I get back Aug. 1st.  Here I go on another adventure!  


10 comments:

  1. Got to go easy on us old folks. Have a great time. Lookin forward to your reports.

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    1. Haha. I am one of the old folks, believe it or not! Thanks. =)

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  2. My wife and I spent 5 days in Porto this past May. You will love it.

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    1. Yes, Porto was AMAZING! Son much to see and do. And with all the walking, I didn't gain a lb!!

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  3. Emily
    Take the time to enjoy the sights of another part of the world----keep in mind how fast time passes so congrats on getting away from work to hopefully land some ocean fish---looking forward to the results---thanks for sharing

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    1. It was truly an adventure. From the plane ride to the hiking to the top of mountains! Stay tuned... My trip vid will be amazing. Thanks!

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  4. Hi Emily. Here we are just past August 1st and I'm finally getting my brain back together after a couple surgeries and a couple more to go. Hope it was a good trip. Seems like you have the ideal tour guide so let's hear about the ocean fishing. Well that and the hiking too.

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    1. Surgeries??? I don't like that word... Hope you are on the mend. I better go over to your blog and see what is going on! I had a great time. Will post the trip soon...

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  5. Emily
    I'm looking forward to seeing some fish on this trip----hiking to get to the fishing holes might take some effort, true no need for gym workouts on this vacation---thanks for sharing

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    1. You aren't kidding about the work out. Stay tuned. I am gathering up photos today!

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