OUR TRIP TO SPAIN - January 21 - February 11, 2008
"HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR TRIP"
We stayed for three weeks and this time we tried out the Apartamentos Bajondillo in Torremolinos. We both really like it there and it will be "our place" from now on.
While in Spain, I celebrated by "60th" Birthday. It wasn't as traumatic as I thought it would be. I really hated the idea of turning 60. On Sunday, January 27, I celebrated in Malaga with good friends Carmen (Carmela71), Stace (Beach_dog), Sandra (Salsagirl) and Isa (Belsaita) who flew down from Barcelona to spend the weekend with all of us. We had a lovely traditional Spanish dinner at "La Casona" in Malaga. We also visited La Alcazaba, Gibralfaro and the Picasso Museum. What better way to celebrate than with good food and good friends. Also thanks very much for the beautiful basket of flowers (including birds of paradise - my favourite).
Tuesday & Wednesday, January 29 & 30, Hans' brother Wim and sister Leida came from Portugal for a visit. It's about a four hour drive. It was so great to see them.
Thursday, January 31, Hans and I took a local bus to the lovely white village of Mijas. It's a tradition that we go there at least once during our stay.
The highlight of our vacation was a trip with Carmen and Stace to Cordoba, on Saturday February 2. It has been a dream of mine to see the fabulous Mezquita Mosque/Cahthedral. It was even more beautiful than I imagined and HUGE at 23,000 square metres.
On February 5, 6 & 7, Hans and I rented a Ford Focus for three days and drove up to Alicante area. We stayed in the Hostal Mont Royal in Playa San Juan. We made a lovely tour of the Peninsula north of Benidorm. We visited the lovely towns of Calpe, Benissa, Altea and Denia and had wonderful views of the area from Cap de San Antoni.
Overall, we had a wonderful vacation and were blessed with warm weather for most of the three weeks.