What a full, but enjoyable day we had. Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, take your pick!!! There isn’t much that I can, or need to say. The photos tell the story.
Our “crew” heading over to Ana’s for lunch.
Gary, Ana and Pat……..so happy to be here, and what a greeting!
My Greek salad
Marc’s Tuna Salad
All the others enjoyed the prato do dia…carne vaca estufada c/pure. Beef stew and mashed potatoes.
Patricia FINALLY gets to enjoy one of Ana’s panna cottas…look at that happy face!
And this is what was left of the panna cotta…..notice the heart on the plate…….made with her tongue!!!!
Walking back to the house.
Obviously something struck us funny!
We headed back to the quinta where Benoit opted to enjoy a quiet afternoon at home while the others of us piled into two cars and headed off for Loulé.
Colourful float decorations
More float decorations
He didn’t look real happy with the noise
I think, and hope, this was part of a costume and not just their “look”
Andrea and Warren
Gary, Randy and Marc
Patty Anne and Gary
Danielle and Diane (it was Diane’s last day here….what a send off)
All kinds of costumes
Loved this costume and he happily posed for me!
Shake it baby, shake it
Many old men have permanent neck issues today as this one passed by!
More beautiful faces
Feather and dancers
Costumes were gorgeous
Love this headdress
This proud papa and his little girl danced and laughed through the whole parade
Sometimes you just gotta sit down!
This woman was a real ham.
All kinds of Mary Poppins
More colourful costumes
Papa and his babies
I don’t know how they walk on these let alone dance!
He was flirting with all the young women
I think I had her cousin for lunch the other day!!
Elegant and lovely…..captured by pirates
Look at that expression
A beautiful float
A hummingbird for Diane L!
Kleenex flowers??? LOL
Putin looking at a computer screen with a photo of Trump!!
Putin shooting Trump from a cannon!!
Look at that expression!!
Such a grand day had by all of us……we were a bit pooped by the end of it but hey….we are all well past middle aged so I don’t think we did so badly!!! LOL Here we are arriving home.
We were feeling pooped, a bit hungry and not willing to cook so Marc, Andrea, Warren, Gary and myself headed off to Dinis’s……….
A pumpkin cake
Our motley crew
and the rest of us!