In celebration of a wonderful 15 years, the Larsons spent three weeks in Portugal. What a country! Our first stop was Lisbon.
The Jeronimos Monastery was built in 1502. The magnificent complex was financed by the spice trade. Here sailors prayed for a safe journey and thanked God for a safe return.
And the food! We ate and wined our way through all of Portugal.
We stand in front of the coach of King Joao (John) V whose coach was considered superior to that of Louis XIV of France. And, yes, that is real gold.