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  • Day12

    Óbidos to Hotel Star Inn - Lisbon Airpor

    April 29, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 57 °F

    Decided it was time to head for the airport so we could get our car rental turned in. Stopped at a gas station near the airport to fill up with gas. Talked to a friendly lady at the gas counter who , when told that I had been to Coimbra, started singing a song about Coimbra. Too funny. A bit further down the road , stopped at a car wash so that we could clean off our dusty car (from our megalith hunting adventures near Evora). Wasn't quite sure how to operate it, but a nice Portuguese guy came over who spoke no English and rattled off some high speed Portuguese at me - had no idea what he was saying, but it did prompt me to figure out the car wash quickly. :) Made it to the hotel around 8pm. Couldn't find parking in front of the hotel, so just drove up on a sidewalk area in front of the hotel and went to check in. Of course, I hit it just as a huge group of kids was checking in. Very nice desk clerk, who advised me on how to get over to the airport to turn the car in. Drove to the airport - barely a 100 yards away, noticed at the last moment the car rental return lane and skidded to a stop. Guy who checked out the car was nice and didn't pay any attention to any dings,etc - gave us a clean bill of health and we were done! Walked back to the hotel, where Janet started packing while I headed for the bar - typical. Was served the biggest glass of red wine I think I've ever had! Downed that, and headed back up to bed for our 2 or 3 hrs of sleep before catching our flight.Read more