Saturday, April 01, 2006

Today´s agenda involves a visit to the local Roman Ruins in Valencia.

(You just cannot say that sentence anywhere in the good ole´US of A.....)

My Hubby and Son Numero Uno were here 3 years ago, and I swooned over their photos. Now, I bring home the swoon-material. yes!

There is too much to tell in the short amount of time that I have online, but let me hand you a memory. Thursday was spent in Cordoba, an ancient center of three cultures. We wandered, the 4 of us, through winding streets, strolled through fragrant courtyards with roman pillars, and ate a traditional meal of tapas in a small cafe. We were happy.
We cut short our long drive to Madrid to find a place to crash. One small Spanish town is just as good as another to us, and without any foreknowlege, we picked one off the highway to search for a humble hotel. Reaching the center of town by finding the 15th century church, we spotted signs for a four-star hotel. nahhhh. too pricey, we said. But we desperados inquired, and decided it was worth our pesos: a 16th century palace, courtyards and fountains, restored just for us. (so we told ourselves.) A bit of a splurge, but as Pastor Rick exclaimed,¨about the same price as the Best Western in Canton.¨
Lovely, lovely. And a tiled bath fit for a sultan. (or sultan-ess, as I decided as I partook of a deep and scorching hot bath...)

Please don´t stop praying for us just because of intense jealousy.

Hubby and I left D. and Pastor in Madrid last evening at the regal Center for Communications in Downtown Madrid. D. was preparing to tape a radio show with a popular talk-show host. Yet another door of opportunity...
For all who want to know, D. is doing great. She is a real trooper, and is energetic all day until it is bed-time. Then, this pretty red-haired pregnant girl needs a rest. We hope to return her to her husband in excellent condition.


Anonymous danica said...


just wanted to make sure that you guys have my bag of purchases from the "church bazar" yesterday. it´s not here, so hopefully it was left in the trunk!!

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yup, it was.
how did everything go last eve?
inquiring minds want to know.

what time and what channel is the show on tomorrow eve??


10:59 AM  
Blogger Darlene Sinclair said...

How absolutely wonderful it all sounds! God provides everything in such abundance. 16th century palaces and interviews with the Spanish "Rush Limbaugh" all in one swoop. Only God.

And Roman ruins to boot -- come on! Let the good times continue to roll! I love to hear every story.

2:17 PM  
Anonymous danica said...

Well, guess what: the radio show won´t air until Easter Sunday night, from what I understood. Kenny and Paco will wonder what happened when they´re sitting with their families around the radio this Sunday! Oh well!

4:40 AM  

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