Our first full day in Amarante was a Saturday, so we began at the mercado, where local families have been selling their produce and wares for more than 100 years.
Tim couldn’t resist the meats.
Prettiest little town!
We walked to a nearby park, and Soren was excited there were enough stone benches for each person to have his/her own.
Travel checkers — perfect for a game in the park.
Our afternoon adventure included a crazy drive on narrow winding roads overlooking scary, steep cliffs, then a super hot hike to Fisgas de Ermelo. Tim had researched it pretty thoroughly and assured us it would be worth it. He was right!
This kid is a sucker for a good view.
Soren’s look by the end of the hike.
Just when we thought we’d seen it all, a herd of goats came waltzing down the road — followed by their shepherd!
a few of my favorite things
Family, chocolate, Boston, books, writing, beaches, restaurants, my boys, libraries, cooking, editing, summer — these are a few of my favorite things.