Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Back From Vacation (With Photos)

Hi everyone! I hope you're all having a great summer.

The Supergirls and I are back from a trip to Barcelona and Lisbon. I'm still a bit tired from the trp and the oppressive humidity of the Northeast is sapping me of energy after the lovely blue skies and hot, dry temperatures of sunny Portugal.

We had a great time. Barcelona was a bit of a whirlwind. I would have liked to have spent another three days there. Lovely city for tourists.

Portugal is more of my heart, as I have no less (and probably more) than twenty wonderful aunts, uncles and cousins who made time to spend with us on this trip. The family fix warmed my heart, as I feel a touch of isolation here in the states where I have virtually no extended family.

Here are a few photos from our trip. I'm hoping to create a slideshow to put on the sidebar with a lot more photos for those of you who would like a glimpse of what we saw.

Meanwhile, I must help Sugergirl One put the final touches on her packing, as I'm taking her to the airport for her one-way flight to Santa Barbara. She's on her way to her Beloved Wife and her new life. More details to follow!

All the love,
Pagan Sphinx

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Supergirls: a building in the Ciudad Vella

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The Supergirls in Barcelona with Gaudi's Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia;
(Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family) in the background

Waiting for the bus to Obidos
My mother and me

The fortified wall around the castle at Óbidos Portugal

Praia de Balial
(Balial Beach)
Peniche, Portugal

Torre de Belém
(Tower of Belem)
Lisbon, Portugal

The courtyard at the Quinta dos Loridos Vineyards and Winery
Bombarral, Portugal


  1. What beautiful pictures! I'll be looking forward to seeing more soon.
    Welcome home!

  2. welcome home. I have long wanted to go to Barcelona - and 2 of my favorite bloggers live there!!

    As to your comment/question? I think he had to have been born with that....

  3. I was in Barcelona in the 60s, I know thats ages

    Glad you had a great time.

  4. Beautiful photos - looking forward to more of them... I hope you can rest up before getting back into school...

  5. absolutely gorgeous! welcome back!!!

  6. Great to see you back, PS, I'm such a fuddy-duddy when you or the Gurrrlz are in the air.

    I'm totally jealous about Spain; if you ever need a traveling companion, don't rule me out.

    Great photos here, looking forward to more!


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