In any case, Portugal is great, and the rest of our trip has been great so far, too. I've also been keeping up on the pictures of the day, so we'll have a big backlog when we get to Colorado.
Hi to mom, especially, since I can't seem to reply to emails on this system. Also, a trip to Costa Rica to visit us sounds great!
And finally, if you happen to be reading this, Tessa, you were right: Portuguese does sound like Russian.