I call this the "Day of the Castles" -- we toured three different ones with a guided tour through the "Mad Man's Castle". The history and lore made everything about the castle come to life ! We started the day with the carriage ride through the beautiful city of Sintra. The restored homes were gorgeous -- In my next life, I want to do a restoration of an old home -- The Toy Museum was fascinating -- where, if ever, will one ever see such a huge collection of any and every kind of toy one could imagine ?? I walked the paths of the Moorish Castle with Suze, Lennie, Micheal, Andrea and Tammy -- didn't make it to the top, but, I am enjoying the view through the photos !! Lunch and off to the guided tour of Mad Man's Castle and Pena Palace. We had a good laugh about the "crab paws" at the Brazilian Restaurant that evening !!
I retired in 2005 after dealing blackjack and roulette in Las Vegas casinos for almost 20 years. I have one daughter and one grand-daughter who introduced me to altered art after my retirement. I was born in Iowa and grew up on a farm. I began the Memoirs of a Wildrose blog in the form of letters to my daughter to share information with her about family heirlooms and family history, plus remembrances of today, yesterday and yesteryear ! "Book of Douglas" blog is the story of my late husband, his life as I knew him, and our journey through life together. Ginny's Art blog was created to provide myself a record of my artsy creations.