In the afternoon on Tuesday, we went back to the airport to pick up our rental car (an awesome Renault SUV kinda thing) and took a two hour drive south to the Algarve. Matt forgot to get a ticket when we entered the roadway, so we had to pay the maximum price at the toll when we got off -- 56 Euros instead of 20 -- good lesson for the kids!
We got to the Sheraton, which seems to be a nice place for all kinds of European families on holiday. We couldn’t get upgraded to a duplex, so they gave us two rooms instead - very nice. Checked out the property with two pools and a crazy cliff-side beach on the Atlantic Ocean -- need an elevator to get down there. Pictures to come. . .
For dinner went to the town of Albufeira, which is like the Cote D’Azur -- mixed with the Jersey shore. Had a delicious seafood dinner at a lovely beachside, hilltop restaurant but paid way too much for the grilled fish because they charge you by the weight, and it is like $30 a pound! (Another lesson for the kids!)
Woke up to rain this morning, but after another buffet breakfast, we are hitting the indoor pool and then plan on taking a drive to town - can't seem to find a way to recharge the boys' DS game players and William is concerned about falling behind Trevor in some type of Pokemon battle.