Before we left on this extraordinary adventure the weather seemed like it was going to be in the 90’s from beginning to end. We lucked out and had very mild whether in our first three stops, but the sun was out in full effect today in Lisbon. We woke up around 8 AM and I went for a run while Jenn got ready for the day. Right around 10 AM we took an Uber to the Campo de Ourique where we picked up our third and final food tour of the trip.
Having a late flight is a double edge sword. On one hand you don’t have to wake up early and rush out of the hotel. On the other you lose some or most of your day to travel. We didn’t have to leave our Madrid hotel this morning until 11 AM so we stayed relatively lazy. I was able to get a run in and by the time I got back and showered it was time to head to the airport.
If I was going to encapsulate today in three words it would be long, incredible, and delicious. We woke up this morning at 6:30 AM and had to be out of the hotel by 8 AM. I went across the street and grabbed a cappuccino at Starbucks and we were out the door to meet our tour guide for the day, Pablo, outside our hotel.
I became a fan of Dan Pfeiffer back in the Keeping it 1600 podcast days. It was at a time that I and much of the US was terrified of the mere thought of a Drumpf presidency. When that disaster became a reality I stayed with the crew and have continued to enjoy all of their Crooked Media ventures. The concept of Yes We Still Can is great, what worked well in the Obama presidency that we can tap to get a Democrat elected in 2020. To spur along this discussion Dan brings his extensive political background and insider Obama stories from his six years in the White House.
We've had a little bit of a gap in between our last recipe but we're back with our latest one and yes its another pasta dish. We love pasta what can we say. This latest pasta dish is a shrimp pasta in a garlic tomato cream sauce. Unlike a lot of the pasta we make, this was a cream sauce we made from scratch and it turned out beautifully.
If it wasn't real before, it is real now. We are now New Yorkers. As the boxes were recycled, new furniture delivered, and work began to ramp up, we have started to settle into our new normal. As I write this though it still doesn't feel real. At times I feel like I'm staying in an Air BnB and I'm just waiting for my flight back to California. But with each passing week we become true full-fledged New Yorkers, and so far we really love it.