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Day 100 - 103 (17/19 June 2013) – It’s Monday morning, we pack up quickly, eat, and push our bikes excitedly to the campground office to offer our Credentials to be stamped. We are all stoked and happy to start our "journey within the journey" today. Along “The Way” we’ll try to get maybe 2 stamps a day, one where we are staying the night, if we stay at an official place,
Day 97 - 99 (14 /16 Jun 2013)  -  We have a short scenic ride to get to Tomar, where we are taking an official down day, to see an extraordinary castle and convent. We also plan on starting our journey within the journey in this town.
Day 96 (13 Jun 2013) - Conversation while getting a beer at the Glaciar sports-bar after a long day of riding. Bar owner (Sergio): "Where are you from?" Ron: "Florida"

Day 94 – 95 (11/12 June 2013)  -  After a late night listening to the concert of a local band, it's time to get going to Avis. Since we have stopped half way there last night, today’s ride should not be too far. Yet, it takes us a relatively long time to arrive at the campsite.

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Day 91 (8 June 2013) - After packing up our wet tent and after helping the circus people move a couple of their trailers, we chat with the show master for a moment. Once he finds out that we are from Florida, he tells us all about his brother, who is in a show in Tampa at Lowry Park Zoo…what a small world! Should we make it back in time, we’ll try to look him up one day to tell him ‘hello’ from his brother in Portel, Portugal—haha.
Day 90 (7  June 2013) In the morning, we continue to head north. But not before checking out Beja’s castle and the old part of town. [singlepic id=1662 w=620 h=540 float=center]   The castle is well preserved and reminds us of some of the medieval Templar Knights movies. We are able to look into some of the chambers and are allowed to climb up into the tower. Shortly after lunchtime, we head out of town.
Day 88 - 89 (5/6  June 2013) - First thing in the morning, we tear down the tent and cook some coffee. Today’s sky is much cloudier and it has cooled down quite a bit again. However, the persistent wind remains. [singlepic id=1636 w=620 h=540 float=center]  
Day 86 – 87 ( 3/4 June 2013) - We arrive at the municipal campground in Monte Gordo,Portugal fairly early.  Apparently, Portugal has several municipal campgrounds throughout, they may not have all the fancy facilities such as pools, supermarket, restaurants, etc… , but they have all the necessary facilities, such as showers and toilets (although they could just be squat toilets or may not have toilet seats). However, the campgrounds are usually clean, and the price is right! [singlepic id=1612 w=620 h=540 float=center]
No, not us and hopefully not you either, but now that we have your attention we would like to tell you about the bracelets that you may have seen us wearing in our photos. [singlepic id=1522 w=620 h=540 float=center]