Notice of intermittent blogging

My parents just boarded a plane in Portland, Oregon to begin their looooong journey eastward, which will end here in Loulé. They’re spending three weeks with us, and I’m tickled beyond belief. It’s my mom’s second trip to Portugal, but my dad’s first — in fact, it’s his first trip to Europe. We plan to show them a great time.

So I’m watching the stats on the flight change as it inches its way across the map, and looking out the window at the torrential rain that keeps falling in between gusts of wind so strong that I had to go out and pull all of my plant pots off the veranda railings. The weather is supposed to be much better tomorrow, thank goodness. I’m sure today’s weather is our fault, because we cleaned our car yesterday.

At any rate, blogging is going to be sporadic for the next three weeks, depending on where we are and what we’re doing. I’ll check in when I can, and report on parental impressions of the food and activities. Hm, wonder if I can get my parents to try a salada de orelha de porco?


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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9 Responses to Notice of intermittent blogging

  1. Lisa Shaw says:

    How exciting for you, and for them! Takes lots of pics, enjoy every minute!

  2. Archivistwolf says:

    Parental visits are a blessing to the heart. Have a wonderful time. We’ll still be here.

  3. Caden says:

    Happy Parental time! Maybe your Mom will write your dad’s and her initials and 50+ years in a heart on a wood bridge.

  4. Inge says:

    Enjoy the visit. 🙂

  5. Cathy White says:

    Yay, food photos 🙂

    • Paulo says:

      Of course! The type of photos I simultaneously crave and dread in this blog.

      I hope all goes well and the weather cooperates. They left Portland under a *very uncharacteristic* drizzle…

  6. Ana_ñ says:

    Dear OEx’s Mom and Dad,

    We give you a warm welcome to our continent, and wish you an unforgettable visit, full of interesting, fun, delicious, and pleasant activities.

    Have a wonderful time!

    Kind regards,

    Welcoming Committee
    Iberian Division
    European Department
    OEx Faithful Readers

    P.S. Maybe you are bringing one of those special for coasties Oregonian raincoats… fully waterproof… with long sleeves… without tent-looking-torso-effect… for a certain someone

    • oregon expat says:

      LOL. Thank you, Iberian Division! This and the other comments made my parents feel very welcome…for the half hour they managed to stay awake. Day One jet lag is such a killer.

  7. xenatuba says:

    Hope you enjoy your visit with your folks, pigs ears or no. A time to be treasured, for sure.

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