Fast Walk to a Slow Lunch

The weather: perfect. The company: exquisite. The hour: lunch. The music: killer . What’s not to love on this spectacular September afternoon? Shall we go for a stroll? I say Yes!



About ragingtraveler

Hello there! Welcome to this crazy little blog of mine. The title is a reference to the famous Dylan Thomas poem, "Do not go gentle into that good night" (but rage against the dying of the light, etc. -- I drank a shot of Jameson's whisky in his honor at the White Horse pub in New York City a while back, a place where it is said he drank 18 shots of Jameson and died that night at 39; but that's another story.) And as Thomas declares in the poem, and if you are anything like me, you will not give up. You will not fade away. You will not go gentle into that good night. You will rage against the dying of of the light. You want to explore everything this life has to offer before we are dragged off, kicking and screaming, to that next Great Adventure. So let's see what this adventure is all about, shall we? Hey, along with my wife Virginia and our faithful dog, Wyatt Earp Clark (don't ask; it is supposed to be 'ironic'), we just moved to Portugal! For a year. Call it a gap year for geezers; an experiment in grey; an are-you-crazy-or-what-senior-meltdown -- call it whatever you like, but this is our way of stepping out of our comfort zone, not settling in for life's last stand. Call it brave or foolish (or a little of both), we are committed to taking a peek around every corner we can. While we still can. Care to join us? Welcome aboard, matey! View all posts by ragingtraveler

2 responses to “Fast Walk to a Slow Lunch

  • Lisa Bardack

    That meal looks wonderful and you guys look so darn happy. All three of you. Hard to contain that happiness, eh?


  • ragingtraveler

    Bursting with happiness in Portugal! I just posted this from our lunch this afternoon. And though I’ve always disliked disco, this song was too infectious to let pass by. Crazy how every day here brings some new little moment that causes one to pause and be grateful for. Also, the entire lunch was 7.50euro each including a whole liter of delicious vinho verde (green bubbly wine that is only 9% alcohol — so drinking an entire bottle for lunch is mandatory!). Day after tomorrow we go back to our house by the beach (another story) and we will finally settle in for the year. Thanks for tuning in, dear Lisa. Ciao for now! Nelson


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