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Umbrellas in Lisbon

At the top of Christ the King

At the top of Christ the King

Fact: European weather channels are never correct. I don’t mean like “oh we actually got an extra inch or two of snow” I mean “oh, sorry, we said it would be a beautiful sunny day and instead it’s been a torrential downpour for the last 13 hours”. So, with this in mind, we check the weather, laugh, and head outside armed with hats, gloves, rain coats, umbrellas, sunglasses and many, many layers. While we pity those caught in the “polar vortex” of Upstate NY we greatly enjoy having winter only when we feel like it.  If we want to go skiing we head to the Alps, if we want summer weather we head to the coast. Living out of a suitcase is much easier than we had worried ourselves into thinking. Continue reading