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Azores Islands
5/15/18 6:50 PM | BONNIE STEFKO-BROWN

Detroit to Boston and a quick flight to the Azores Islands, 400 miles off the coast of Portugal!

 

 

The city center of Ponta Delgada with its beautiful cobblestone streets and...

 

 

...fun statuary.

 

 

The group of walkers who made it to the viewpoint high up in Ponta Delgada!

 

Time for dinner

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring the boiling springs of the Furnas area  

 

 

 

Yep...it's hot!

 

 

Waiting for our lunch which had been prepared that morning and cooked all day in the hot springs

 

 

 

 

The end result was a wonderful assortment of meat and vegetables.

 

 

 

Visiting the Gorreana Tea Plantation, the only tea plantation in Europe.  Such beau-tea-ful scenery!

 

 

 

Santa Iria lookout on the North Shore of Sao Miguel

 

 

The iconic Visa do Rei viewpoint which overlooks the two lakes of Sete Cidades 

 

 

Lagoa city and the Vierira Pottery Factory

 

 

We stopped at Lagoa do Fogo, supposedly a beautiful lake in a crater. The lake lived up to its name--our guide and driver attempted to blow the fog away.  

 

 

A liquor factory in Ribeira Grande. YAY for free samples!

 

 

 

Enjoying the views from Ponta do Sossego View Point

 

 

Exploring Ponta Delgada

 

 

Happy Birthday, Earl!