Saturday, July 31, 2010

Debe's Birthday

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!


Trevor Raichura said...

Happy Birthday, Debe! Dan's right... you deserve it! (A proper b-day celebration, that is.) May the Lord continue to bless you and keep you! Praying for you today (even though your birthday was yesterday)!

The Pallmanns said...

Thanks Trevor! I was really surprised! I did not know about the hotel room until after getting to Sintra. I just wanted to see a palace and have a cup of coffee. :)

Anonymous said...

デビーさん 遅れたけど 誕生日おめでとう。素敵な誕生日ですね♪♪
みんな元気ですか? ブログの写真ですが、昨日ツーリストのパンフレットでみました。「ポルトガルかあ..ここにデビーさん達いるんだよな..神様のなさる事は本当にいつも私達をビックリさせますね」と一人呟いていました。