St. John’s to LAPZ

Saturday, October 27
After a nine hour flight, we arrived at Santa Maria and the Azores about midnight. We checked into our hotel the Colombo which was very nice. We were able to find a restaurant called Central Pub Owned by an American that was open until 2 AM. We got there about 1230 and stayed till closing. We enjoyed a pizza and some Heinekens. We were very surprised that they were quite crowded at 12:30 AM. We were happy to get back to the hotel and collapse.
Sunday, October 28
We had a fabulous buffet at the hotel Columbo. They do not serve lunch so I walked from the hotel into town, about a 25 minute hike, and surprised myself by not getting lost. I had a light lunch and then explored the town for another half hour, then went back to the hotel to catch up with Marty. We took a cab to the airport and refueled the plane for the next leg to Mallorca. Back at our hotel we reviewed the weather, our proposed routing and filed our flight plan. Later that evening we took a can into town and enjoyed a delicious dinner at The Charming Blue Hotel.