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Today we left for our Spanish road trip. We spent the morning packing and arranging items for the trip whilst we waited for Ruben to finish work. Jose prepared lunch for us of a traditional fish dish of a small fish that is prepared in vinegar, salt and herbs and cooked through a process of freezing and a reaction from the vinegar; usually eaten on bread. He had also found rice pasta especially for me and cooked a vegetarian pasta dish.
... we got up early to get on a bus
for Segovia. Many of the families met their kids at the bus station.
Some students had to get on another bus and ride by themselves to the
village where their families were. I was lucky enough to have my
family come and pick me up. It was so nerve wracking, exciting, and
adorable to see the families come pick up their kids. One woman said,
“that is my boy”. It was very funny. The families all seemed ...
The drive up to Segovia was quite picturesque - and also quite chilly. Our friendly receptionist at NH Parla had showed us a few shots on her iPhone of Segovia - in snow - taken just a few days earlier! It didn't dissuade us from going but with the warning we were not surprised to hit snow on the drive over. As Pete's outside temperature readings plummeted (-2.5) and the speedometer slowed, Carnie looked less and less impressed by the cold.
A few days ago, Dan and I sat on a bus with Georgie and her students as we headed for Segovia, a lovely old city that's a couple of hours' drive from Salamanca. This was a school trip, one that was organized for all the summer exchange students at Salamanca University. As Georgie helps to run the program, the staff has welcomed us on their excursions, and we've been delighted to join in the fun.
We had a great tour of the city as ...
... However I did scrape of my hand. So I was thinking : great! I'm bleeding on the castle. Anyway, I finally made it down.... An started making my way back. The funny thing about having been here a week is, you start to notice things the do to tourist ... Like all the restaurants on the square charging 30€ for lunch on the square - yes folks that's almost $50 - now I'm a foodie - so if the food rocked, then sure. But not so much. Walk over a couple blocks, and ...