Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Irish, The Algarve and The Surfing Boys


We were in the Algarve over the weekend. We were on the quiet side where it's not full of tourists and where the surf is good. We went to see some lovely Irish friends, the Morrisons. We are forever grateful to Brian and Pauline (also lovely and also Irish) for introducing us to them. Byron and I stayed in a little guest house with Heather but the boys camped on the beach. I normally love to camp. I love to see the stars overhead as I'm falling asleep. But I just couldn't face packing for a camping trip at this point. The boys took Jonny and Dane with them. Colin too, but he's not in the photo. It was a good weekend! Brian and Pauline were here the weekend before, enjoying our heatwave and playing our summer party gig. (Great conversations and great music!) Two weekends in a row with Irish friends! How lucky are we? In the midst of a crazy summer, we've been having good times :-)

5 comments:

Rachel said...

I'm so glad that you guys are getting out and enjoying the beautiful Portugal summer. Bless you as you continue to move through this transition.

I'm missing you all very much!

On another note entirely, I started having my first "oh my gosh I can't believe I live in this country" feelings over the past couple of days. Several things provoked it, but I seem to be blocking whatever they were out of my mind. God bless America. And God, help me bless America! : )

Baba said...

sounds great !!!
Slot Art Festival was amazing...beautiful place, beautiful people, amazing weather...it's really hot here as well, for my surprise...
thought a lot about the guys there...they woudl love it...people were playing djembes, juggling and playing with fire all the time :-)... there were workshops of all kinds off arts during all the day... just great!!!I'm waiting for a shanti time to report all in my blog...
LOVE YOU ALL !!!!

baba

lisa said...

yea, it was great to be shanti in that part of the algarve. and the festival you were at, baba, sounds like just what these boys are usually up to--djembe, playing with fire. just add the didge and some dancing and it's all my favorite ways to worship!

Baba said...

you would love it as well Lisa...and yes, there's a lot of dancing and many kinds of worship...

Jon Langley said...

Hello. My name is Jon. My family and I will be moving to Tanzania some time in the near future to serve in the Kigoma area. My aunt and uncle said they know a couple that was there and are now in Portugal and are going back to Tanzania, so I googled your names and found this blog spot. I was hoping to find out where you are going and what you'll be doing. I don't know if this is the best place for communicating back and forth on this, but this is where I found you so I thought I would make a post. In Christ, Jon and Family.