Will be leaving for the shuttle to the airport in about four hours. I will be meeting the group in the East Bay and taking one of the shared shuttles to SFO. From there its a stop somewhere in the US and then on to Paris. From Paris, its a short flight to Lisbon. Finally, its a bus ride to Fatima.
Why Fatima? For one, its the 100 year anniversary of the first sightings and many are going there to celebrate and give thanks. Here are a couple of videos, the first is a night time candle procession which is held nightly and the other is a Tourism Portugal official videl. The night time procession in the video was extra large because the Pope was there that evening. It was held in May of this year. Yes, they can and do fill up the vast square on a regular basis.
More later if I get the chance. Check Twitter for more updates.