Tomorrow we are off to Portugal, and I am looking forward to it very much. It will be our first plane trip in many years – for Isabel, the first one in memory. The last time she was on a plane, she was a babe in arms and cried all the way across the Atlantic. Everybody on that flight hated us. I suspect tomorrow will go better.
I am looking forward to seeing my brothers and my sister, my nephews, my niece and her husband. I am looking forward to swimming in the ocean, hanging out on the beach, and taking some long walks in the countryside. I am looking forward to a different cuisine, and spending a week immersed in a foreign language. (My niece’s husband is Brazilian, so we’ll have an advantage most tourists don’t)
I hope we have ready internet access, because I definitely want to keep up with this blog, but I’m looking forward to a week of spending a lot less time online. As much as I dislike Hillary Clinton,I’m starting to like her supporters even less. Which will be awkward, because our family is split and I’m in the minority. Real life is not facebook, though, and I’m sure we’ll find other things to talk about.
So, the blog next week will be as regular as I can make it, and probably more about swimming in the ocean and eating great food and long walks in the countryside and a bit less about politics. If it goes dark for a day or two, you’ll know why.