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May 21-31, 2003: Ben and Lisa visit Portugal!
We flew to Lisbon via London, enjoyed a few days exploring the area, and then started our six day Backroads bicycle trip. On the second day of bicycling Ben hit a truck and separated his left shoulder, so he "hit the showers early". At Ben's insistance, Lisa finished up the trip as planned, while Ben flew back to get a medical evaluation at home. The verdict: no surgery! Lisa enjoyed several more days of cycling, hills, heat, and the beauty of Portugal.

See the Backroads itinerary for the trip.

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Wed May-21 SEA->LHR
Thu May-22 LHR->LIS, Dona Maria I Pousada, dinner at Cozinha Velha
Fri May-23 Lisbon: trains to Belem, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Monument to the Discoveries, lunch at Portugalia, Torre de Belem, speed boats
Sat May-24 Palacio Nacional de Queluz, Gulbenkian Museum, Castelo de Sao Jorge
Sun May-25 Tour of Evora, lunch at Jardim do Paca, 15.4 mile bike ride, Pousada N. Sra da Assuncao for lodging and dinner
Mon May-26 Redondo, Ben+Truck=Ouch!, Fado
Tue May-27 Ben flies home early, S. Lourenco, Vila Viçosa, Pousada D. Joao IV
Wed May-28 X-Rays, MRI, Monsaraz, Vila Viçosa, Quinto do Carmo
Thu May-29 Dr. Kvidera, Cascais, Cabo da Roca, Sintra
Fri May-30 Sintra, Palacio da Pena, Lisbon
Sat May-31 LIS -> LHR -> SEA

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