On our way home!

On our way home!

Coastal Greenland.

Coastal Greenland.

Early morning start

Early morning start

Our rental car

Our rental car

Our rental car (Xavier took this photo)

Our rental car (Xavier took this photo)

Carmen, Sumol Maracujá

Carmen, Sumol Maracujá

My kind of Pokémon.

My kind of Pokémon.

Maxi takes this gym battle stuff seriously.

Maxi takes this gym battle stuff seriously.

Raid Battle

Raid Battle

Maxi’s selfie style.

Maxi’s selfie style.

See you next year, Coimbra.

See you next year, Coimbra.

My shirt is the same colour as my beard.

My shirt is the same colour as my beard.

Go with the flow

Go with the flow

Faces

Faces

Cantanhede

Cantanhede

Try before you buy, right?

Try before you buy, right?

That was worth a few steps.

That was worth a few steps.

The cat came back, the very next day.

The cat came back, the very next day.

Skinny house in Aveiro

Skinny house in Aveiro

Foggy

Foggy

Our rental car

Our rental car

The girls

The girls

I didn’t overhear the whole conversation. I think it was in French and it was all about Coqs.

I didn’t overhear the whole conversation. I think it was in French and it was all about Coqs.

“I don’t want to listen to this Fado. Why would I want to be sad in a different language?”

“I don’t want to listen to this Fado. Why would I want to be sad in a different language?”

“The machine is still on, Moira.” Pam making Piri-Piri sauce.

“The machine is still on, Moira.” Pam making Piri-Piri sauce.

Spot the Canadian: goes into world famous Portuguese bookstore. Buys a donut book. 🍩 🇨🇦

Spot the Canadian: goes into world famous Portuguese bookstore. Buys a donut book. 🍩 🇨🇦

Uh-oh.

Uh-oh.

Porto flag

Porto flag

“Is this a pigeon?”

“Is this a pigeon?”

Hello from Avila Nova de Gaia.

Hello from Avila Nova de Gaia.

“It’s a simple rule. Don’t trust any man who wears white linen pants. They’re all shysters.” #shitpamsays

“It’s a simple rule. Don’t trust any man who wears white linen pants. They’re all shysters.” #shitpamsays

Reflections.

Reflections.

Our rental car

Our rental car

im in ur base, killing ur d00ds

im in ur base, killing ur d00ds

Just watching a lizard crawl across the roof.

Just watching a lizard crawl across the roof.

“I could get used to this whole fried egg on top thing.” #shitpamsays

“I could get used to this whole fried egg on top thing.” #shitpamsays

When you leave a phone with the kids to use “in case of an emergency”

When you leave a phone with the kids to use “in case of an emergency”

We took Xavier to the hospital for his beach soccer injury. It was a long wait. Maybe 90 minutes or 2 hours. An old guy asked if Xavier was my grandson. He also asked if my Canadian wife was much younger than me. Lol. We saw the doctor (who was happy to get to try out her English on Xavier). And we had a couple of X-rays. Luckily, nothing broken. Total cost was €4. They would have billed directly if we were from Quebec. But apparently they didn’t have an agreement with Alberta. So I paid cash while trying to stifle a giggle. €4. Xavier will be paying me back. Also, feel free to follow Xavier on Instagram. He posts every 6 months or so. https://www.instagram.com/xaviborges

We took Xavier to the hospital for his beach soccer injury.
It was a long wait. Maybe 90 minutes or 2 hours. An old guy asked if Xavier was my grandson. He also asked if my Canadian wife was much younger than me. Lol.
We saw the doctor (who was happy to get to try out her English on Xavier). And we had a couple of X-rays.
Luckily, nothing broken.
Total cost was €4. They would have billed directly if we were from Quebec. But apparently they didn’t have an agreement with Alberta. So I paid cash while trying to stifle a giggle. €4.
Xavier will be paying me back.
Also, feel free to follow Xavier on Instagram. He posts every 6 months or so.
https://www.instagram.com/xaviborges

Taking a break from our real estate and shopping mall tour of Central Portugal today, to take a tour of local health clinics.

Taking a break from our real estate and shopping mall tour of Central Portugal today, to take a tour of local health clinics.

Grats Pam on Level 22.

Grats Pam on Level 22.

Vacation goal: wake up early than the boys and capture the Pokémon gym across the street from us before they know what’s happening.

Vacation goal: wake up early than the boys and capture the Pokémon gym across the street from us before they know what’s happening.

Casqueira garage.

Casqueira garage.

Drink your vitamin V, Pam.

Drink your vitamin V, Pam.

Lol. Benfica monopoly.

Lol. Benfica monopoly.

Maxi likes to boogie board, but only if there is someone taller than him around.

Maxi likes to boogie board, but only if there is someone taller than him around.

Our rental car

Our rental car

Is this a pigeon?

Is this a pigeon?

“30 cents? B’ys spin that wheel again.” #shitpamsays

“30 cents? B’ys spin that wheel again.” #shitpamsays

Our rental car

Our rental car

Our rental car

Our rental car

Praia de Mira tilt shift.

Praia de Mira tilt shift.

Our rental car

Our rental car

Carmen looms over the battleground.

Carmen looms over the battleground.

“Is this the Portuguese version of Achy Breaky Heart?” (Video) #shitpamsays

“Is this the Portuguese version of Achy Breaky Heart?” (Video) #shitpamsays

Pam, taking an Instagram photo of her beer 🍺 and a sunset 🌅

Pam, taking an Instagram photo of her beer 🍺 and a sunset 🌅

Falling asleep on this beach today.

Falling asleep on this beach today.

Our apartment in Portugal.

Our apartment in Portugal.

Nutella Waffle.

Nutella Waffle.

“If it’s not Scottish, it’s crêpe.”

“If it’s not Scottish, it’s crêpe.”

This morning’s entertainment.

This morning’s entertainment.

Pam’s favourite beach time is sunset.

Pam’s favourite beach time is sunset.

Our rental car

Our rental car

Listening to my cousin explain the plot to “Strange Brew” to my aunt in Portuguese. Good times!

Listening to my cousin explain the plot to “Strange Brew” to my aunt in Portuguese. Good times!

Any bit of shade = Pokémon

Any bit of shade = Pokémon

Night walk by the Barrinha

Night walk by the Barrinha

Praça de Peixe

Praça de Peixe

Aveiro. Note the Pokémon players in the bottom left.

Aveiro. Note the Pokémon players in the bottom left.

Our rental car

Our rental car

Pam calls these things “catalytic converters”

Pam calls these things “catalytic converters”

Look, I gotta go, yeah, I’m running outta change. There’s a lot of things, if I could I’d rearrange.

Look, I gotta go, yeah, I’m running outta change. There’s a lot of things, if I could I’d rearrange.

Time is a train, makes the future the past, leaves you in the station, your face pressed up against the glass.

Time is a train, makes the future the past, leaves you in the station, your face pressed up against the glass.

Is it in fact unfair to criticize a formerly great artist for his latter day sins?

Is it in fact unfair to criticize a formerly great artist for his latter day sins?

Our rental car.

Our rental car.

Portuguese Robbie thinking about writing another song for Wendy.

Portuguese Robbie thinking about writing another song for Wendy.

Beach day! 🏖

Beach day! 🏖

Ivory tower.

Ivory tower.

Moinhos sunset

Moinhos sunset

At least the sunset was nice.

At least the sunset was nice.

Moinhos de Gavinhos (timelapse)

Moinhos de Gavinhos (timelapse)

Torre de Almedina

Torre de Almedina

Penacova

Penacova

Penacova

Penacova

Our rental car

Our rental car

Our rental car.

Our rental car.

Maxi convinced Pam to buy him a Juventus Ronaldo shirt.

Maxi convinced Pam to buy him a Juventus Ronaldo shirt.

Is this a pigeon?

Is this a pigeon?

Yellow flag in Praia de Mira (video)

Yellow flag in Praia de Mira (video)

Great hair day 👍

Great hair day 👍

Our rental car.

Our rental car.

Raid battle at the house with a cannon.

Raid battle at the house with a cannon.

Nobody speaks English? No problem.

Nobody speaks English? No problem.

“You get what you reap.” #shitpamsays

“You get what you reap.” #shitpamsays

Xavier, the Portuguese Robbie.

Xavier, the Portuguese Robbie.

Pillar

Pillar

Pam and Miguel

Pam and Miguel

Montemor-o-Velho

Montemor-o-Velho

Thank you Mario. But our princess is in another castle.

Thank you Mario. But our princess is in another castle.

Castle selfie

Castle selfie

Something something fechez la vache

Something something fechez la vache

When you type in “castle” in Apple Maps, you end up here.

When you type in “castle” in Apple Maps, you end up here.