Our last day

Trip Start Mar 01, 2014
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Trip End Apr 05, 2014


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Flag of Portugal  , Azores,
Saturday, April 5, 2014

We left the Azores today but not after giving it our last best shot. Off we went in the pouring rain and I mean a pouring windy day. A turn your umbrella inside out time! That is how it started. We were running an errand and also wanted to go to a place Tony thought would be nice for lunch near the hotel. We had stumbled on it. We had most of the day as our flight was leaving at four.

We met the best couple from Northern Italy runnIng this little Italian Restaurant. They escaped to the Azores to get away from it all. They are struggling with their Portuguese, know little English, but of course you know Tony, he did ask again, do you speak Italian? Little did we know this would be the fun it turned out to be. Lots of really good food, eggplant Parmesan, stuffed zucchini, sausages and gnocchi, and guess what. - Jim and Donna, the most beautiful creamy lemon cello, remember? Another couple in another place at another time. We had the best conversation, felt like we were friends and exchanged contact information. I explained that I would indeed pass their information around but there was not much they needed to do for us, just let us know, you made it in Portugal, and if you ever come to Canada.......

We left this restaurant and the sun was shining and again as we got on the plane we said again it is nice to leave when it is sunny....

We have had the most wonderful time, I am not done yet telling my story, so you will hear from me again. I apologize if this note does not arrive with your morning coffee but Internet in airports does not always work, especially in the Azores. 

We had a good flight with SATA, the plane is full and many families are heading to Toronto. They are coming home...an extended spring break and back to reality. Of course you can hear the conversation about the snow, the terrible weather etc., we are on our way home and we are happy. Like a horse heading back to a barn, I am galloping.

I am giving you a couple of photos that indicates what we have left behind, and what spring will bring us in North Bay....really. Talk to you tomorrow. 
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Nancy on

Now that you have arrived home, I believe you may experience the feeling of 'saudade'. It's a Portuguese word that has no direct English translation, but it describes the deep feeling of nostalgia or longing for something, or someone, you miss.
It's a beautiful word for describing a profound loss. Portugal will always be in your heart. Welcome home!

Karen on

Can hardly wait to catch up, but, yes my morning coffee was cut short��

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