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Trip Start May 21, 2012
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of Spain  , Andalusia,
Sunday, June 3, 2012

I had a dream last night and it was in Spanish, it is defiantly time to make our way home. Sat we drove to a town called Ronda up in the mountains and had lunch, the area is really cool with lots of castles and churches at the top of the hills with white washed towns surrounding them.  Funny once again we find ourselves driving thru the traffic circles of Moron, the roads here are very intermittent when it comes to directional signs first you'll see what you want and then it’s over and your driving around in circles cursing why you would entrap someone  with only one sign but 4 traffic circles.  The short of that story is we did have to go the long way to get to Ronda.  Lunch was a pizza for Erika and Ox tail (I guess you could say I ate Bull Butt) and Gazpacho (cold tomato soup), I have to say this cold soup is awesome and I will be making for friends when I get back to the New World.  We made our way back to Moron to turn in the ShitBox Chevy, I drove the hell out of this little underpowered hunk of American embarrassment, the roads were small and had mountain curves etc, I took these things in speeds of 140 Km.  It was like a video game and the funny part is the Spanish don’t speed, I’m thinking it’s a costly ticket but in a week here we only saw one cop on the highway (driving between the hours of 12:00-20:00 will ensure they are either napping or drinking beer).   We take a taxi to the town of Utrera to catch the train, so there we are staring at the Non-English available ticket Kiosk and our destination isn’t on any route, I’m starting to see a really expensive cab ride in our future when Erika gets Paul Bart the Spanish security guard who through sign language and drawings he tells us that you have to buy the ticket on the train and the train we want is going to Cadiz.  Did I mention that no one I mean no one outside of the American bases speaks English, unlike countries we occupied (sorry Germany its true you lost) and countries we’ve bailed out over and over like the cheese eating surrender monkeys the French(come on your way to pretty to fight wars).  The trains here are great and next time I will not rent a car more for the parking and just the hassle of getting around cities without playing frogger and running down all the scooters also it will cut down on me soiling my pants several times a day.  We are at Navy Lodging at Rota Spain with Flts leaving tonight and tomorrow, these change a lot so we are crossing our fingers and will see where we land in the next 24 hours.  I think its dinner in Rota and maybe a visit to the Cathedral of Cadiz.

Things I’ve learned this trip:

Learn Spanish

Take trains

Add 6-7 hours to your dinning schedule, lunch 6pmish, dinner 11pmish

Sangria is awesome

Gazpacho is very refreshing and I don’t even like tomatoes

Driving even as a passenger in England is weird and you think you’re going to crash at every intersection

Pork is King be prepared to never look at bacon the same, hello turkey and swiss on rye!

Talk to other travelers they are a wealth of info
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Mark on

The bad thing about you coming home is we get no more blog updates. Always funny as hell. Hope you and Erika had a blast and get back according to your best schedule.

Tim on

Welcome back to America and all of your neighbors' MIA tomatoes.
With Gazpacho on the menu I see a another trip to Col Springs.

Pamela on

I felt like I traveled with you...what an adventure!!!! I will miss all the up-dates and travel information, especially the FOOD critiques...take care..get home safe.

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