Parador de Turismo de La Granja
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Lovely facility and exceptional staff. Pretty sure our requests were a first but they did not even blink and we ended up with much more structure to our plan.
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Segovia here we come! It turn out that no planning, sometimes bring the best surprises. On the way from Madrid to Segovia we saw a big cross on the horizon. Johan said was erected when Franco was dictator in Spain in the early/mid 20 th century. We unanimously decided that el Escorial must be the monument, and followed the signs. At one point there …
... our Introductions to Spain class, therefore we go with our professor. The format of the trip is very interesting because instead of the professor parading us around the town, he assigns a select two or three students to the city and has us research all the places we are going and give the tour ourselves. Although it causes a little more stress than necessary, it definitely does make us retain the information much more. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the trips go. ...
... a village about a 20 minutes ride. The i guy said it was a very very small village, so we were surprised to find a beautiful little old style town with parks and cafés everywhere. Our plan was to visit the palace, Palacio Real de La Granja de San Ildefonso and then walk the three hour circuit in the national park bordering the town.
We found a beautiful palace and extensive palace gardens that we enjoyed so much it was all we did. Time flew. The gardens ...
... elsewhere in Europe. It is called the Lady of all Cathedrals because it is so intricate and beautiful. It cost 3 Euros to go in so we didn't go in... haha.
We ate sandwiches in the Plaza like typical tourists.
OH on the way to Plaza Mayor we met a pretty big group of kids ~ teenagers who were all wearing the SAME COAT. We were in the process of taking a ...
... but now slightly re-distributed for greater ease of handling...ha!) where we picked up our sporty little white Alfa Romeo diesel and hit the road north to Segovia. Douglas has refreshed his skill at driving a manual and he is doing a great job "keeping up with the Spanish"! Luckily the roads are well-marked, and we've only had a few "oops's!", usually always my fault (or Garmin's!), so we are still speaking ...