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Took a chance to chill a bit, the back appreciating the rest. Elaine related the story of the dorky tourist in the Pyrennees who fell to her death and was stripped clean by vultures within the hour. Too bad the Beast did not volunteer for the good of humanity.
God knows about the medical list for today but a staple that Mimi had came out and Noel had some insignicant issue as well. Deal with it!
On the way back we ...
The castle and windmills on Mount Calderico above the town
of Consuegra, a town southeast of Toledo in the heart of La Mancha, are
probably one of the most iconic images of Spain, immortalized by the windmills
Don Quijote chased in Cervantes novel. I don’t think Cervantes was specific
about where Quijote mistook were necessarily those at Consuegra, but this set
is one of the most picture perfect of several around the region. ...
... br> outputs for which it has been known historically. Those include olive oil,
saffron from the stamens of crocuses, Manchego cheese made from sheep’s milk,
and the Valdepenas wine produced in such massive quantities that it literally
sells for one Euro per bottle in these parts, less than soft drinks, beer, or
bottled water. That’s about a quarter of the price of “Three-Buck Chuck” which
sells for $3.99 at Trader ...
hill partly surrounded by canyons. It makes some of the lists of most beautiful
villages in Spain. Naturally, the town has an impressive castle now used as a
parador (luxury hotel). The Wikipedia article on the town includes historical
population data. Alarcon now has around 150 residents, down from over 1,000 in
1960. Now that’s rural depopulation! And it shows in the nearly deserted nature
of the ...
... we had to breath in to queeze through some of them, made Helen squeal! We visited three or four shops by the time we had found everything, found a little panaderia which looked like it was in someone’s outhouse. We stopped in the Plaza Mayor for a café con leche, the old Spanish men have a great life in these small towns, sitting around the plazas chatting and laughing, they seem to spend all day moving around from one group of men to ...
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