visited last year, but she's an imposing sight, nonetheless.
Yesterday Americans in the area were treated to tours by the ship's crew. They were very gracious and friendly, despite the fact that, were they not showing us around, they would probably have been able to be on shore liberty.
It was such a nice day that I did some walking around Lisbon after the ship tour. I took a lot of photos of the scenes I want to paint in the Al Fama quarter, which is characterized by narrow alleys and old buildings.
While I was walking around, I couldn't help noticing all the young Americans from the Bataan. They weren't drawing attention to themselves, but they were unmistakable. There were three eating at the little hole in the wall restaurant where I had lunch. They were very quiet and polite, and they wanted to eat authentic Portuguese food, which made the proprietor happy. They made me feel proud, for some reason, so I secretly paid for their meals before I resumed my walk.