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Monday, December 03, 2018

Back from the Azores, Christmas prep and leaving again soon

Pixlr (4)I truly meant to make another post while we were away but somehow that did not happen. I thought we'd have more downtime but honestly managed 20181201_210131_resized to fill our days fully the whole time we were gone. Not too crazy of a schedule but we did have full days each day. Let's see what else did we do the rest of our stay there? 

We did a lot more driving around, exploring the rest of the island. And of course had super delicious food. Walked around Furnas do Enxofre, a scenic volcanic park with some trails. Checked out a lighthouse. Saw a lot of goats and cows on the road and just had a very pleasant time. Oh we also went whale watching on Wednesday. On Tuesday a storm passed through that was quite wild so by Wednesday morning the water was still a bit choppy. And the boats they use for whale watching there I'd classify as powered life rafts. They are not much bigger. But surprisingly enough very sturdy as I found out as we raced through the water, sometimes airborne, in the search of sea life. We did see some dolphins and even baby ones which was cool. And had some nice scenic views being out on the water. But when we were done we were pretty much soaking wet so we went back to the hotel to shower and change and then headed for lunch afterwards. 

The trip was definitely a lot of fun and I'd recommend the Azores to anyone. From the East Coast it's a really cheap trip as well so anyone looking for something a little outside of the box (read not Florida, Disney or the Caribbean) go check it out. 

Well now we are back and somehow it's already December 3rd. Christmas just kind of snuck up on me. I guess it's partly because we missed Thanksgiving more or less and when we got back everything switched into Christmas mode. Well, I did finish the rest of my US Christmas cards but still have a few things left. Still need to package up some gifts that need to be mailed and figure out a few other things. I did get the tree put up on Saturday so that was an accomplishment at least. I wouldn't be in such a rush but I am already leaving again on Friday. Flying to Austria and won't be back until December 16th. So anything Christmassy that needs organizing really needs to be organized now or well, it may not happen. lol. 

Letter/Mail Update: Received a letter from/owe a reply to: Celia/MA, Nina/WA, Carmen/Malta and Tiffany/OK. 

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