|Plaza Cervantes, Alcala de Henares|
Although I was there for "work", I arrived a few days early so I could hang out with my good friend, Loida, and her family in Zaragoza (half way between Madrid & Barcelona). It was SO good to see them all again. It made me realize how much of my Spanish I have forgotten, not that I knew a whole lot to begin with. But Loida had mercy on me and spoke English or VERY slow, basic and enunciated Spanish. Thanks, Loida! :)
|Loida and her Spanish horchata (which is VERY different from Mexican horchata).|
|Loida, her cousin Olga, and her grandma.|
|Eli in her purple room.|
I had missed so many things about Spain. Of course I missed our friends. But to be shallow, I REALLY missed the coffee.
|My first Spanish coffee on my trip back to Spain - one of MANY.|
|All natural gelato place in Zaragoza.|
|Really??? How am I supposed to choose??|
|But I did choose. "Pistacchio Sublime" and Amaretto.|
We walked back home that evening, so that we could work off a little of that gelato. I snapped this photo of the amazing cathedral of Zaragoza while standing on the bridge the spans the Ebro River. So beautiful.
I left the next morning to go back to Alcala de Henares to start the "work" I came to Spain to do (it just doesn't seem like real work!). More about the rest of my trip later...
Hope you enjoyed!