Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Espana - and now back home
We had a great trip to Spain and a smooth return home late Monday the 20th. Awesome time starting off on Nov 9th with a day & night in London on the 10th, six days in a Marriott time share unit in Marbella, and then two days in Alicante before returning home through London.
It was great seeing Julie and her host family in Alicante. They are a wonderful family and have a beautiful home overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The parents, Luis and Ana have two beautiful children, Ana (12) and Bea (8).
Every city we visted; Malaga, Marbella, Granada, Ronda, Seville, Alicante, and Altea were pretty as a post card. It took us a while but we even learned how to drive in the cities. Seriously, the highway system was great but the city streets for a 500+ year old city have something to be desired. Every city was driveable .... except we never did figure out Granada. We drove there easily enough from Marbella ... but still ... after visiting the Alhambra ... the city streets were completely illogical to us. Anyway, a picture of Julie, Fran and I is attached showing us at the top of the Alicante fortress overlooking the harbor.