|Pedestrian only street in Lisbon, Portugal|
I wanted to share a couple of unseen pictures from our April trip to Portugal to help me get through the January blahs. We traveled last April and if you weren't reading this blog at that time there are a lot more pictures of our trip posted in the months of April and May on this blog - just go to the blog archives on the left sidebar. It seems like years since that trip but it was only 9 months ago. It was a fabulous trip and I highly recommend anyone who wants to travel a reasonably priced place in Europe with friendly warm people, tons of history and great scenery to go to Portugal. We plan to return some day, perhaps with a combination trip to Spain which we have not seen yet and possibly to other parts of the country.
I went to the dentist this past week for a checkup. It had been 2.5 years since I was at one last and that was in Alberta. Hubby and Mom had both gone to this dentist and so I knew he was both nice and reasonably priced. Why the long wait? I have no tooth issues and hate going to the dentist. I don't really know anyone who likes it but I actually hate it. I am not scared, but the experience is right up there with cleaning the oven and ironing (my two most hated chores).
|Cafe where we had lunch in Cascais, Portugal|
|Beautiful courtyard at Tomar Castle, Portugal|
I have a cleaning scheduled in February but know that will be lower costing than Alberta based on hubby's cleaning this fall. It makes me wonder if everyone shouldn't shop around for cheaper dental rates! Anyhow, I am happy with this dentist and based on his demeanor and low prices expect to drag myself at least once or twice a year there.
Thanks for everyone's kind thoughts regarding my January blahs. There is some turmoil in our home right now with my Stepdaughter and things are not going as well as we had hoped. Likely there will be further changes to our household in the near future and that is causing large amounts of stress but hopefully things get sorted soon - for now I am taking things one day at a time.