We've learned a lot in our trip to Portugal: - We're staying in Vino Verdhe country and are using this as an excuse to try as many different white and reds as we can. Note to self: when the bottle costs just 95 euro cents it probably won't taste good.
- When renting an historic villa in the mountains in March be sure to pack an extra layer or two.
- Ice cream tastes better when you've spent the day in a hot car riding on narrow, gravelly mountain roads with hairpin turns and too many swtichbacks. Just when you don't think you can take it any more you spy the icecream shop and stop to enjoy the treat.
- Tangerines picked from the tree still cool from the dew of the night are the sweetest.
- Portugese terrance builders must be the greatest dry stone wallers in the world.