One of my blog readers has been asking me to describe our temporary home here in Praia da Luz, Portugal. So today I thought I would give you a little tour. This is how our building looks from the outside. We are on the fourth floor. We were taking the elevator up to our apartment when we first got here but since our friend Rudy arrived we have been taking the stairs because he’s trying to whip us into better shape.
This our cozy kitchen. Rudy is at the sink because he does all the dishes, takes out the garbage and recycling, and always sets the table nicely for each meal. Here is the kitchen from another angle when we were entertaining guests from Winnipeg.This is the view from the kitchen window at sunrise. Rudy has just made Dave’s morning coffee and served it to him in the livingroom. I have set up a little work area for myself at the end of our enormous diningroom table. Here’s how the space looked one evening when we were entertaining guests for dinner. This is our bedroom with a large bathroom across the hall. Rudy has a similar bedroom with a small bathroom attached. We also have a third bedroom. Sometimes either Dave or I go to sleep here when the other person is snoring too much. We actually have three balconies. This one has a table and chairs and provides a lovely view of the ocean for happy hour. In all truthfulness however the day I took this photo was the only one when it was warm enough to have happy hour outside.
Our building is just across the street from the local church where we attended services one Sunday and…….we are just one short block from the beach promenade.
So that’s where we’ve been hanging our hats for the last three weeks. We will be here another couple weeks before heading off for points north of Lisbon for the final leg of our stay in Portugal.