A few weeks ago, I flippantly suggested that we go to Lisbon for lunch. We laughed at my silliness but then looked at each other and asked, why not? After all, as I've written before, lunch in Portugal is a wonderful thing. The silly idea became a serious plan and within a few days we had reserved air tickets and wired a deposit on an apartment in Largo da Graça.
So, tomorrow we're off, DFW to Madrid, then Madrid to Lisbon. By late Tuesday afternoon we should be walking to the Pingo Doce supermarket to pick up a few necessities after which will come the difficult task of deciding where to eat.
This will be the third March in a row we've visited Lisbon. Of course we'll eat lunch and I'll have a custard or three, and we hope to see our dear friends Ana and Manny. And we have a long list of things to do and places to see.
Until we have a chance to settle in and post some snaps, here's a photo from our 2011 trip, a view from the miradouro (scenic overlook) around the corner from our apartment.