Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Date Night

Last night my Love sprung a 'date night' on me. One of those evenings where he handles everything. He picked the restaurant and called the sitter, telling me to relax and be ready to leave at 5:45. He had printed direction so I knew we were headed into a part of Portugal we were unfamiliar with.

Well, look where we ended up!

Being the 2nd largest city in Portugal, Porto is famous for the port wine they make. I've always ooo'd and aahhh'd at this area when passing over it on the bridge. Such history and character!

We ate at a restaurant called...translated of course, "The House of the Black Mamas Daughter"

Now if that's not a name....I don't know what is!

It was a little rainy so my camera struggled to focus and of course there were rain spots on the lens....but I'll share them with you anyway.

Just remember... this is not the extent of my photography skills!

This was my husbands plate. Fried Codfish with home made chips and sauteed onions. The menu said this dish was prepared ''Black Mama Style". And later he had the nerve to ask me to learn how to make it! Some things are better left alone.....

After trying a bite of my food, he said it tasted like bologna compared to his! Bragging a little, wasn't he?!

Anyway, it was a lovely evening spent with my favorite person.

Excuse me while I say "thank you"......

~~~Muito Obrigada, Beijinhos, Meu Amor!~~~

Hope you enjoyed your tour of Vintage Porto.


Melissa Wertz said...

Beautiful! And what fun!

Stop by my 'regular' blog and take a look when you get a chance. :D

Jen said...

How fun! Date nights are always awesome. Especially when the husband handles the details!

Janice: AKA Nanny said...

Way to go Michael! Nina, I am so pleased you were treated to a lovely night out. You certainly deserve it. Thanks for the beautiful pictures. I would have enjoyed one of the two of you.

I love you both.

BUTLER said...

Glad yall had a good time,, very pretty place,,,but way to much info at the end,,, you girl..Becka

Melanie said...

Sounds like a wonderful time!

TCKK said...

What a great date night. The pictures are beautiful. The scenery and lights and boats and water, how romantic is that?

The Hat Chick said...

Awesome! My fav pic is of the older couple in the cupolla/tunnel/cave/storm drain? How did they get up there?

Where are the pictures of the loving couple out on a special date night?

Anonymous said...

What a nice evening!

Your pictures look great despite the rain.


God's Been Good said... romatic! It is so beautiful!

Nina in Portugal said...

Hat Chick,
That couple is upstairs eating. They were sitting at tables that were placed in that window. All the buildings along the river have those same style windows up top. We ate up top too, but it was a little different.

Cool, huh?

Starla said...

Nice, thanks for sharing!

Pilar Stark said...

aaawwww, so sweet.
I understood everything but ¨beijinhos¨... wow!!!

Dani Joy said...

Awesome pictures and a beautiful tour! It´s just as I remembered it passing through. One day I want to go back and tour for real. We´ll have to do a double date! ;)

Thanks for sharing with me, Nina!
Big hugs, Neighbor!
Love ya!

Dani Joy said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my boys blog! They are gonna love it! They really had fun with these posts!

Betty said...

Loved the look into your old city. Looks so romantic!

Tammy said...

Lovely date night, Nina! So romantic. :o)

Katie - PK said...

Aw, so romantic and very beautiful! BTW...I love the names of your youngest three kids! Those are very awesome names!