Hostal Las Paneras
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... were tourists and made a mistake and she finally ran our card to pay for the toll. Once in the town limits we were able to find our hotel and check in. Only down side, nothing within walking distance of it. With that, we ate some of the food we brought with us for dinner and ventured out again into the town of Espinar.
The GPS took us in all kinds of circles, due to the high volume of one way streets, and ...
... the Philippines (names after him), and much more. His empire is known in history books today as the "Empire where the sun never set." because it spanned so much of the earth. As could be expected, he also built the most extravagant palace the world had ever seen at the time for himself and those closest to him.
More than a palace, however, the Escorial is also an impressive Basilica, a monastery, a school, a library, and a royal cemetery. This ...
... has its complete wall still standing, which attracts many visitors every year.
Many of the Butler students traveled to Moroco or Barcelona last weekend, so I went to Ávila with just one of the girls that stayed home for the weekend, Olivia. We took a train there (from Madrid) in the morning and returned on another train in the late afternoon. I've been amazed how easy it is to travel by train here. Without buying the tickets ...
... very garlickly and delicious).
The girls went scarf-shopping yet again and bought a few more, while the long-suffering boys waited in the town square. We have seen very few bike shops on this trip at all!
We had a bit of a rest in the afternoon, caught up with washing and went to the supermarket. Went back to the town at night for another wander around.
... The roads are quite busy and I nearly cause an accident on a roundabout by paying too much attention to the signposts and not enough to other vehicles. Other than that, there's not a lot to say, until I reach the pass which will take me back to the northern side of Guaderrama.
I'm looking back towards Madrid and there's a huge building - absolutely massive - in one of those towns I've just driven through. It turns out that it's THE Escorial, ...
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