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A few scenes from Venice, Italy

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Extreme Segway!

Never having been on a Segway before, Jeff signed us up for this life-and-limbs-beware adventure through Alfama, the oldest part of Lisbon. (“You signed us up for…WHAT??!??”)

Our first time out on one of these things, and we’re bombing over cobblestones, avoiding cars in streets that aren’t even wide enough for cars yet cars squish down anyway (how do they do that?), jumping up curbs, trying to stay out of tram tracks, bouncing through potholes…all while trying to keep up with the group without crashing into the suddenly-terrified or suddenly-distracted or suddenly-de-Segwayed person in front of us…while simultaneously looking at the scenery! ha ha! Crazy…

Taking pictures while riding was kinda hairy, but I managed to sneak off a couple of them anyway.

Here are a few of my snaps, taken at great peril to my physical well-being. And, actually, it really was a LOT of fun! (But don’t tell Jeff I said that…)

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What we'll look like someday with white hair, lol!
Segways Galore
Helmets on, ready to ride!
Learning How To Ride
Jeff on his very first Segway ride ever!
EA Rocks Her Ride
I'm not quite sure how to caption this one...
40 of us, all rookies, bombing around on these things. Yes, it was as crazy as you might imagine.
Squish!
Church on a hilltop
View of Lisbon from the hilltop
View towards São Jorge Castle and the Tagus River
Jeffrey is having a blast!
We're still intact...sorta...in front of the very oldest building in Lisbon
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Scenes from a Lisbon Grocery Store

Bimbo Bread! No need for arguments over eating bread crusts Snails, all packaged up like pistachios Portugese fish in the grocery store Quite the variety! Squid and other squishy things (note salted cod in top left corner) Some sort of eel? Not the prettiest faces I've ever seen... OK, so, I have to say it...some of these unfortunate creatures are awfully ugly! Somebody named a Portuguese wine after me!
Bimbo Bread!
No need for arguments over eating bread crusts
Snails, all packaged up like pistachios, for sale in the grocery store in Lisbon, Portugal
Portugese fish in the grocery store
Quite the variety!
Squid and other squishy things (note salted cod in top left corner)
Some sort of eel?
Not the prettiest faces I've ever seen...
OK, so, I have to say it...some of these unfortunate creatures are awfully ugly!
Somebody named a Portuguese wine after me!
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Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal

Hotel Lobby
Hotel Lobby
Piano Lounge
Bar
Patio
See-Through Elevator
This elevator gave a few people vertigo!
Nice hallways!
Room
Room
En suite
En suite
Room (the picture doesn't do it justice...)
Roof-top swimming pool
The view from the roof-top swimming pool