Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 27
  1. #1
    Starter
    Points: 24,280, Level: 47
    Level completed: 73%, Points required for next Level: 270
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    shawn_200m's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Tipton, IA
    Posts
    683
    Points
    24,280
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 1

    Stranded in Portugal

    Well due to the Volcano, I'm stranded in Portugal on a business trip and the earliest I can get back to Iowa is on Tuesday. So I basically have 4 days of fully paid for European vacation. Anyone have any suggestions of things to do/see in this part of the world? I'm in Lisbon now, but I could get on the train and go anywhere in Portugal or even into Spain or southern France. I figure the volcano has given me a once in a lifetime opportunity...might as well take advantage of it.



  2. #2
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 93,089, Level: 94
    Level completed: 97%, Points required for next Level: 61
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Incyte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,942
    Points
    93,089
    Level
    94
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 325
    Given: 56

    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Are you married? Spring break hook-up in Ibaza?


    “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 159,280, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Clonefan32's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    9,134
    Points
    159,280
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 886
    Given: 10

    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Southern France is pretty sweet.



  4. #4
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 60,559, Level: 76
    Level completed: 32%, Points required for next Level: 1,091
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    aauummm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    On the road again
    Posts
    3,816
    Points
    60,559
    Level
    76
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 112
    Given: 1,034

    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Quote Originally Posted by shawn_200m View Post
    Well due to the Volcano, I'm stranded in Portugal on a business trip and the earliest I can get back to Iowa is on Tuesday. So I basically have 4 days of fully paid for European vacation. Anyone have any suggestions of things to do/see in this part of the world? I'm in Lisbon now, but I could get on the train and go anywhere in Portugal or even into Spain or southern France. I figure the volcano has given me a once in a lifetime opportunity...might as well take advantage of it.
    I don't have any ideas except to say that you've lucked out and go for it!!



  5. #5
    Starter
    Points: 24,280, Level: 47
    Level completed: 73%, Points required for next Level: 270
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    shawn_200m's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Tipton, IA
    Posts
    683
    Points
    24,280
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 1

    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    Are you married? Spring break hook-up in Ibaza?
    Yep, married.....wife is very jealous that she's in Iowa at the moment.



  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 421,450, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 41.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alarson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    21,598
    Points
    421,450
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 649
    Given: 315

    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Ever seen eurotrip? Lots of ideas there.

    Definitely hit up Bratislava.



  7. #7
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 93,089, Level: 94
    Level completed: 97%, Points required for next Level: 61
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Incyte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,942
    Points
    93,089
    Level
    94
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 325
    Given: 56

    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Quote Originally Posted by shawn_200m View Post
    Yep, married.....wife is very jealous that she's in Iowa at the moment.
    Ohhhhh, nevermind on the spring break hook-up. Euro-Disneyland might be a safer bet.


    “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 165,853, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Stewo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    7,141
    Points
    165,853
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 325
    Given: 94

    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Ever seen eurotrip? Lots of ideas there.

    Definitely hit up Bratislava.
    Nowhere. Near. Germany.



  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 421,450, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 41.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alarson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    21,598
    Points
    421,450
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 649
    Given: 315

    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Also make sure you hit up The Monument des Poissonieres.

    It's a monument to all the local fishermen who were lost at sea.

    Frommer's says it's supposed to be..."quite moving."



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 108,092, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    6,562
    Points
    108,092
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 193
    Given: 179

    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Take a day and go to Rome. Not sure if a ferry or boat trip there is possible but a very historic city to see.
    I know a lady that was supposed to be home yesterday from Holland and now home at the earliest Tuesday.


    Exaggeration is a BILLION times worse than understating.

  11. #11
    All-Star
    Points: 22,234, Level: 45
    Level completed: 65%, Points required for next Level: 316
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    CYKID's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Clive
    Posts
    1,015
    Points
    22,234
    Level
    45
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 5

    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Sucker - Missing the Spring Game. Ha Ha!



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 100,565, Level: 98
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 485
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    5,217
    Points
    100,565
    Level
    98
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 488
    Given: 29

    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Man----that would be so darn fun. I'm guessing you are also on per diem from your job.

    I'd head to the beach. Or to Spain.

    I'll be pulling for an extra day or two for you :)



  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 405,381, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 76.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    60,444
    Points
    405,381
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 785
    Given: 508
    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

  14. #14
    All-Star
    Points: 23,550, Level: 46
    Level completed: 50%, Points required for next Level: 1,000
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    cychhosis's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    S.E. Iowa
    Posts
    1,240
    Points
    23,550
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 92

    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Quote Originally Posted by shawn_200m View Post
    Yep, married.....wife is very jealous that she's in Iowa at the moment.
    Uuummm, what was your address again?


    All truisms are false. All of them.

  15. #15
    All-Star
    Points: 41,438, Level: 62
    Level completed: 84%, Points required for next Level: 212
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    tec71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, Iowa
    Posts
    1,220
    Points
    41,438
    Level
    62
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 73
    Given: 7

    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    I spent a summer in a place called Arcachon, west of Bourdeaux in southern france. There's a good casino there. it's a beach resort town. near there you can go to the dune de pila, which is a pretty crazy sand dune ([ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14PfJKKs7So]YouTube - Dune de Pila[/ame]). Otherwise you can get to Nice which is pretty nice too.


    "95% of all quotes posted on Facebook are either made up or mistakenly attributed to someone famous." - Albert Einstien


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Fox Sports Net
  • BASKETBALL: Iowa State vs. Alabama
  • November 24, 2014
  • 08:30 PM