Thursday was Debe's birthday! It seems that every year she gets gyped on her birthday -- we're either moving or in need of a new car; something.
So this year I wanted to do something a little more special, 'cause she deserves it. We went up to the historic town of Sintra, about 40 minutes away.
There are many historic castles/palaces in Sintra. This castle was built by the Moors in the 8th-9th century.
The National Palace dates from the 15th Century. The 2 large "spires" are actually chimneys.
We stayed in the Hotel Lawrence; one of the oldest hotels in the world (it opened in 1764). Apparently Lord Byron stayed here as well.
And she got to drink coffee at a sidewalk cafe.
Happy Birthday Debe!