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Marion
Reno, Nevada, USA
I am a renaissance woman working full time to live, to love, to learn and to be interesting.
Interests: genealogy, taxes, music, travel, blogs, hiking, reading, history, Spanish
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Monday, February 8, 2016 Today we went back over to the Belém district where we went on Saturday. We visited the modern art museum, Museu Coleçâo Berardo. Then we went back to Pastéis de Belém for coffee and their yummy... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Marion's Blog
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Sunday, February 7, 2016 We did a lot of walking today. Both museums we visited were free because it is Sunday. First we walk about two miles over to the Museu Nacional du Azulejo. ( the Blue Tile Museum). We... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Marion's Blog
Duke is pretty good at posing. I don't think he was that tired!! The pastries were very good. The place was packed! The sign said they had 400 tables! It reminded me of Wall Drug or Anderson Pea Soup!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Lisbon - Day 2 at Marion's Blog
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Octopus tasted like seafood. It was very mild and tender.
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Saturday, February 6, 2016 We started out today at the Mãe d'Água, the reservoir that opened in 1834 at the end of the old aqueduct system. It brought fresh water to Lisbon for the first time. Then we went to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Marion's Blog
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Friday, February 5, 2016 We started out our first day in Lisbon by figuring out how the Metro system works and buying us each a zapping card with €10 on it. Each ride cost €1.25 and you just put your... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Marion's Blog
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Our train from Faro to Lisbon today was at 2:00 so we had a leisurely morning. Breakfast, read for a while then went for a walk. It was in the 60s and windy. This is the first time I've worn... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Marion's Blog
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Our first stop today was the train station to buy our tickets for the train to Lisbon tomorrow. Then we explored Faro. The gate to the old town. The former convent that houses the archeology museum.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Marion's Blog
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Today we took a 5:30 pm bus from Helvo across the border into Portugal to the town of Faro. We had a taxi drive us from the Mazagón Parador to the Huelvo bus station. It picked... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Marion's Blog
Thanks Mandy and Barb! The desert was sorbet. Lemon, raspberry and apple. The meat was pork loin over potatoes with roasted peppers on the side. The first dish was roasted vegetables :- eggplant, mushrooms, zucchini, peppers and carrots. We've had really great food on this trip!
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Monday, February 1, 2016 Today we spent the whole day relaxing at the secluded and very quiet Parador at Mazagón. They have steps down to the beech so this morning we went down and took a long walk on the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Marion's Blog
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Sunday, January 31, 2016 Today was primarily a travel day. We took two buses and walked. As we were leaving Sevilla we passed the runners competing in a half marathon. The pictures are through the bus window. For the next... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Marion's Blog
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Saturday, January 30, 2016 Today we explored Sevilla. Our first stop was the Archivo de Indies which Lonely Planet describes as "The main archive on Spain's American empire, with 80 million pages of documents dating from 1492 through to the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Marion's Blog
The bottom one is warm goat cheeses with pepper jam on top. The top one is patatas bravas - fried potatoes with a spivey tomato sauce on top. They were both yummy!
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Friday, January 29, 2016 This morning we took the train from Cádiz to Sevilla. On the way to the train station Duke got a good picture of the Torre Tavira that we visited yesterday. In Sevilla we are staying near... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Marion's Blog
Thanks!! Yes we will have to find it in S.F. I think the kids and grandkids would enjoy it too! I told Duke we should build one in our house!! The blog is turning out to be a great way to still feel connected while we are gone.
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We are in the west of Spain. Today the sunrise was at 8:29 am and sunset is at 6:46 pm. So we got this great shot of the sunrise from our hotel window. Today we explored Cádiz. We walked through... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Marion's Blog
I'll keep an eye out for him!!
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Wednesday January 27, 2016 This morning we had breakfast at our inn and then went for a walk around Arcos de la Frontera to see the sights. De la Frontera is in the name because Arcos was on the border... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Marion's Blog
But they were good!!
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Tuesday January 26, 2016 This morning after our coffee and toast and a walk to the bus station to see if we could pre-purchase our tickets for the bus ride today (we couldn't - the ticket window appears to be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Marion's Blog
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Monday, January 25 About 4:20 this morning we woke up to a long rolling earthquake. Our room was on the 9th floor of the hotel. I'm sure that intensified the effect. I looked up the earthquake on the USGS earthquake... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Marion's Blog
The pretty building in the picture is a seaside villa built in 1929. It is closed for renovations. But it looks like a nice vacation house doesn't it?! The seafood platter was amazing. There is nothing like fried seafood! :-) I'm currently reading The Girl in the Spider's Web on my Kindle and A Storm of Swords in book form. They are both ok but not great. A few days ago I finished the latest Louise Penny book and a Robert Heinlein book called Tunnel in the Sky. Both of which I really liked.
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Today was our last day in Torremolinos. So we took it easy. We did a lot of reading. The weather was absolutely perfect. We went for a long walk along the beech. Since it is Sunday and such a nice... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Marion's Blog
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Our hotel in Torremolinos is on the beech. To get up to the town and the train station we climb a lot of steps. Excellent exercise!! Today we climbed up to the train station and caught the train into Málaga... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Marion's Blog