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spring break in portugal

Posted on | February 5, 2009 | 3 Comments


Albufeira Promenade
The promenade in Albufeira, at lunch with Grandparents.

The schools will be out (again!) in the next couple of weeks for mid-winter break. This is usually the time when I start thinking about what to do or where to go for Spring Break. My boys are in different schools (elementary and middle) so some years their Spring Break happens on different weeks – which is a royal nuisance. But when the school closure dates line up, April is a great time of the year to take advantage of lower prices for airfares between the U.S. and Europe. Here’s a selection of photos from our trip to the Algarve in Portugal in 2007. I love Ireland and always love getting to hang out with family, but it’s wet and windy in April. So, family members joined us in Portugal where it was fairly warm, with bright sunny days – and, as you can see, brought smiles all around.

Boys on a beach walk in Carvoeiro
Beach walk in Carvoeiro – which is the pretty village where we stayed.

Cillian and Jim
CAM and his Grandfather

Kids with ice-cream
Sometimes you need to add ice-cream to get kids to sit still for a photo.

Wander on over to DeliciousBaby for more Photo Friday fun.

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3 Responses to “spring break in portugal”

  1. Beth Whitman
    February 6th, 2009 @ 7:39 am

    I love that top photo of you and Big B – you both look so happy and carefree (sorry, didn’t mean to rhyme).

  2. soultravelers3
    February 8th, 2009 @ 2:22 pm

    Look at those cute Irish faces! We really enjoyed Portugal last June and
    will head back this year, so our child can swim with the dolphins by
    herself ( only place to do it in Europe and you must be at least 8 and a good swimmer).

    Smart schools let families travel when ever they want to as there is no
    better education than travel and bonding with family. It is all about
    money now in schools, we use to take off all the time when I was a kid
    when ever we wanted and I learned more on trips than I did in school!

  3. is there a snake theme here? - WanderMom
    February 12th, 2009 @ 10:09 pm

    […] I mentioned last week, Spring Break is a great time for low fares to Europe and The Algarve, on the south coast of Portugal is quite […]

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