We made it home to Washington last night. I didn't get a chance to post pictures from our last two days in Portugal, so here they are.
We visited the Bélem Tower which we couldn't get into at the beginning of our visit because of wind and waves. After two weeks of climbing towers all on our own and getting to walk cathedral roofs, the long lines and packed stairways here were a bit disappointing. We wandered around downtown Lisbon—nice to see it in the sunshine this time. ;-) One Lisbon church was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake and never repaired; it remains a shell today. We visited Queluz National Palace, a bit like France’s Versailles, that was truly beautiful and quite different from others we’d seen earlier.