Sunday, November 9, 2014

Salamanca, Spain

Here are our two guys at the lovely hotel where we stopped for a potty break after the two hour bus drive up to Salamanca. Poor Bob wasn't feeling very well, with the beginning of a cold, but he was a trooper:

The bus next dropped us off at a large plaza where we met our cute young local guide, who explained about the beautiful surroundings, then led us on a lovely walk, pointing out important details on various buildings and giving us insights into local Spanish history.

We toured the insides of both the Old Cathedral and the New Cathedral of Salamanca, and while both are magnificent, we four found the Old one more to our personal liking, being simple folks that we are. Sadly, the New church isn't utilized much, due to lack of priests, nuns, and active parishioners. Photos from home!

A fabulous lunch of paella, a special Spanish tortilla (eggs/potatoes cut into squares), salads, and dessert...under three shining chandeliers in a grand ballroom...greeted us back at the hotel. As always, red and white wine were flowing. Most folks slept on the ride back to the ship. In the rain. I read.

Our after dinner entertainment was a movie related to travel, but we four skipped that and headed to our cabins for our own quiet time. Bob wound up not waiting for his dinner (feeling very yucky), so the waiter insisted that he would deliver it to their room. All the staff are great! Truly.

That is the good thing about cruising--you can do as much or as little as you want to do. Pick and choose...and with there being no assigned seating, we have enjoyed eating with lots of different folks from all over the US.

We are already under way this morning as we have turned south, retracing our water path, but still having lots more interesting places to stop and visit. This afternoon, we visit a different winery...muscatel wine...then dinner at the winery.

Living large on the river...and wondering what river we want to try next time!

Life is good, y'all!

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Barb G said...

It sounds marvelous, except of course for poor Bob and his yucky cold. I do hope he shakes it so he can enjoy the rest of the cruise.

big hugs xoxo

Haley D. said...

This sounds like a wonderful trip! I hope Uncle Bob feels better quickly.

Sandee said...

So, the first cold and then pretty soon most of the ship has a cold. That what I remember about our last cruise and it makes me cringe. I. Was. So. Sick.

Have a fabulous time honey and I'm happy you're having a fabulous time. Big hugs. :)

Joy said...

It sounds fabulous - But I'm so sorry Bob is not feeling up to par, it's hard feeling bad away from home! Hope he is better pronto.