Our guests departed early this morning (whose idea was the 04:30 check-in time, anyway??) and have now safely landed on the other side of the Atlantic. Meanwhile, the above image perfectly illustrates the current condition of my wife and me.
In addition to all of the food and desserts, our guests learned about the joys of Portuguese beer. (Apologies to my Spanish readers, but after having Spanish beer in Ayamonte, we all scurried back across the Guadiana River to the Portuguese side and sighed in relief upon imbibing some good old Sagres beer.) One of them also discovered a love of white port, and on one memorable night I made mojitos, thus destroying a fifth of Cuban rum in just a few hours. (Americans tend to derive a special pleasure out of drinking good Cuban rum, since they can’t get it at home.)
Is it too late to fast now that Lent is over?
At any rate, I’m now sorting through photos and will start posting some of the best tomorrow. After such a lovely break from routine, it feels good to get back in the saddle.