Cyn asked me if I had taken any closeup pictures of the tile designs in the Alhambra. Yes, I took dozens of them and even had one in particular that looked similar to a Celtic knot that I thought would be a wonderful Christmas ornament stitched in a red/green variation thread. I was going to post a picture of the design, but when I went to find the picture of that design, instead I found out that none of the pictures I took in Morocco, Gibraltar or the Alhambra (more than 70 there alone) had transferred successfully to my computer. I always transfer my digital pictures from the camera card to my hard disk as soon as possible and then delete the pictures on the card so that I can take more pictures. It has never failed me in the past, but it did this time.
This, along with my general surfeit of travel, has lead us to decide to come back a few days early. Instead of spending a few days in Lisbon, we will come back on Saturday. I would have left on Friday, but I couldn't make the flight arrangements. I probably will not have computer access again until we return, so I will post again in November.