Hotel Alfonso VIII de Cuenca
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TV. Back then a church potluck slideshow was a real treat. Wow, how times have
changed since I was a kid!
I eagerly attended those potlucks and slideshows because of
my interest in the world. One of those that particularly stands out in my mind
was one on Spain put on by the daughter (I think her name was Kathy Hammel) of
a church member who spent a year studying in Madrid. I still recall some of ...
... of the class trips as well so its safe to say we were not all that bright and cheery.
Although it was pouring when we first got to Cuenca, it actually turned out to be a lot of fun. We saw a few different cathedrals/churches/mosques, the hanging houses which literally are attached to the side of a wall and hang over a cliff, and then we saw a very cool aqueduct. In order to get to it we had to do a little climbing ...
... you start by putting on the smallest sweater, then the one that is bigger, ending with the big old jacket on top - layering. Now you take a piece of string starting from one hand, thread it thorguh the inside up your arm, over the back and down the other arm. The last step is to carefully take all the layers off as a single unit, while keeping the layers in tack. Proceed to tie the string to help keep the layers. Fold it carefully that only the outside jacket ...
... and everyone loves to hang out with me and feel 20 again. Since Matt and I split, I've also been traveling much more sustainably. Before, it was too little sleep, too much greasy food, and not enough exercise. Since I have been the sole pilot of my journey, my finger nails have been clipped, my clothes haven't been too stinky, REM sleep has been a bit more frequent, and I've even encountered a few of the ...
... cap like blinkers since I have fear of heights! My daughters will be proud of me that I made it over.
There are two approaches to Cuenca: one can actually drive all the way up into the old city and walk down to the hanging houses, or do it the way we did, from below, giving one a better view.
One of the houses has been transformed into a Museum of Spanish Abstract Art, but we decided to give it a miss. Judy and Herb went off exploring ...