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... the secret chapel a loud rumbling noise caused us some concern. We were waiting 4 the walls to start shaking, they didn't prepare us 4 the audiovisual presentation of the Lisbon earthquake.
Quick daylight bus to avila stopping in small meagre villages to pick up passengers.
Bray you would have loved our meal tonight. Grandpa had lamb chops and I had goat - huge plate of meat no vegitables and we ate it with our ...
... castle) that we'll check out tomorrow.
had an email from Randa at Harvest pilgrimages this morning and it seems there will be yet another general blog for the tour group -ww.pilgrimsroad.net
Now time for that pig.
See ya xxx
"In the eveving of your life you will be tested in love. Learn to love as God desires to be loved and abandon your own ways of acting" St John of the Cross
... hospitality of Carmelites at the Universidad de la Mistica tonight after soaking up the spirit of Avila and the spirits that flow freely at the supper table even in a Carmelite monastery.
Off to Segovia tomorrow. Sorry if the reports get briefer but the wfi is not always reliable and getting the pics from camera to blog can be a tedious process.
Love to all ...
... but today I stepped into it myself. After realizing what I said we were crawling on the ground laughing, which made for quite the spectacle for the cars driving by. With the sun setting in the West (or is it the East, we are all so confused and our internal GPS's are proven wrong more times than we care to admit,) we drove over to La Granja, where we booked into the lovely Parador La Granja. No dinner tonight we are still recovering from breakfast. Still no siesta, and no ...
... of 40% of the total length. One section which isn't open appears to go through the roof of the Cathedral, which has been integrated into the wall. This Cathedral isn't great to look at, but it's got on thing over Segovia and Burgos, because although they took a long time to build (200 and 500 years respectively), this one was started 900 years ago and still isn't finished! There should be two towers at the front, but there's only one, and a lot of the stone cladding is ...