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Still progressing to the next big cities we were trying to enjoy the country side. Unfortunately there was one principle crop along the way. Olive trees as far as the eye can see and not one yellow crested cockatoo or pink and grey galah in sight. Ubeda did have some interesting renaissance buildings but of course ...
... all is the castle-- surprise for us newcomers anyway, at the end of every street.
We're going to like our time in Spain and at last have a real holiday.
Two self-sufficient cats, one who made herself at home on Rick's stomach as he lay out resting on the terrace the first day, and a beautiful wonderful well-behaved dog, Rossi.
He WAS a bit naughty on our first day, and we feared we had a rebel on our hands as he's not allowed in any but one room, ...
... out or the way in, many require a gift shop visit at either end. The "crown jewel", so to speak, of the town is the church dedicated to Saint Mary, aka Jesus’ Mom. The Spanish are very fond of the baby’s mother and go out of their way to adore her. If you ever see a statue of the Christ in mortal agony (basically on every street corner in Spain), somewhere very close by will be another one of his mom in her own agony. As we have ventured south ...
other major site, the hilltop castle above the city. I should mention that Jaen
is at the edge of the southern Andalusian mountain ranges where they meet the
Guadalquivir Valley. So this is where the bare and rugged mountains start, “masculine”
ones in the terminology of my late friend Heinz Furthmayer, in contrast to the
very rounded and low “feminine” hills I hiked through in the Sierra Aracena ...
... fountains in terms of when they were asleep and when they were awake. My parents found this extremely funny. Someone else will have to weigh in on whether or not this actually seems abnormal to you because I'm not convinced.
During our debate on the sleeping fountains, mom decided that her favourite part of Spain thus far was the abundance of pretty flowers, and ran around the plaza smelling them all.
From the plaza, we headed over to ...