The weather has cooperated over the last couple days. The showers have evaporated for the most part, except for the occasional squall. Our last two days have been unexpectedly nice.
Yesterday was the first day of our Portugal/Spain tour with an orientation walk. The evening was focused on the Bario Alto neighborhood and a tapas dinner. Our fellow travelers are a good group.
Today we went to Sintra. This was our second visit to the area but it felt as though we had never been before. After a nice lunch in Sintra, we drove to the Pena Palace, an expansive hilltop castle built on the ruins of an ancient monastery. It was built by Don Fernando II. It is also a World Heritage Site.