Back from Portugal

Hello faithful readers! The new Mrs. Merida and I are back from Portugal. The return flight yesterday was rediculously long – 7 hours flying time and about 14 hours total travelling time. Portugal was a blast, very friendly and picturesque.

We got to see lots of European fans in for the European Cup. No doubt they were surprised to see two Americans travelling over for their tournament. Some commented about how unpopular soccer is supposed to be in the States but I refrained from reminding them that we beat Portugal 3-2 at the last World Cup.

We also spent about a week on the Beaches in the Algarve region and I am now a more appropriately hispanic hue.

Now, its off to Boston for a friend’s wedding. I will re-join the real world next week.