Kensie Kate

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last day in portugal

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The other teachers have left, but we decided to plan another day of sightseeing before heading back to the land where water is free. "Here Portugal was born"

People probably thought I was weird for taking pictures of their laundry, but it looked so pretty.

Our lovely host, Patricia. She has been such a gem and did such a wonderful job planning the event.

I've heard of the place in France where couple put locks to symbolize their love. The tradition has spread to this fence in Portugal.

I had hot chocolate again at lunch. This time, it was thick like brownie batter.

My mom says Patricia is like the sister she never had. Too bad they live on opposite sides of the world. Thank goodness for Skype.

We ran into some missionaries. It was neat because my papers have been submitted and I should have a call in less than 2 weeks.

This is Patricia's youngest, Leonor. That look of delight came when she learned there was a pastry for her.

This is the view from Patricia's country house. It was beautiful. It reminded me of the show "Brothers and Sisters."

This is Patricia's parent's home with her brother's country home attached. All of the 4 kids have a home on the same compound, next to their parents.

This is the playhouse Patricia's father built for the grandchildren.

The interior of the country homes looked like an upscale IKEA. How fabulous is that chair?

This is a bug we found in one of the country houses. Patricia wanted to kill it, but we saved it in a jar instead. My grandpa knows more about bugs than anyone else in the state of Utah. We knew this bug would mean more to him than any souvenir we could buy. I am hoping it dies before we have to get on an airplane.