Published: April 2nd 2012
April 2nd 2012
I thought I better finish the blog about my trip to Spain before I set off on my next one!!
So it was a great drive down to the Costa del Sol from Alicante – even better that Terry was driving – thanks, Tel, it’s great for me to have a break from driving myself. The roads are fabulous and at that time of year there wasn’t much traffic. We passed through a range of landscapes – snow capped Sierras, villages with troglodyte cave houses, mountainsides covered in endless olive groves, orange and lemon trees and near Granada there were acres of tree plantations – not sure what they were – birch or aspen but obviously planted as a crop. And then there was “spaghetti western” country but no sighting of Clint Eastwood in his poncho. Between Granada and Malaga there is a new toll road which skims the mountains and valleys with numerous high viaducts – well worth driving it for a few euros.
We stayed a week at my timeshare apartment at Sitio de Calahonda between Malaga and Marbella. An outdoor heated pool, lovely gardens and a spacious terrace enabled us to enjoy relaxing
in the sun and even swimming. This was a first visit for Marilyn and Terry to this area and so we visited my old haunts – the lovely Andalucian village Mijas, the stunning gorge at Ronda and the fabulous old town of Marbella.
Food and drink-wise we had brought supplies of wine and port from Terry’s local bodega ( 4euros for a massive carafe of port) – the local supermarkets have all you need and wonderful fish counters. As always the menu del dia is a good buy – there are not many places in Europe where you can get a 3 course meal and wine and water and coffee for about 8-9 euros. And a quiz night at the resort bar was a good deal -5 euros for Lasagna and a drink and to top that we won a quiz and got a bottle of wine prize!!!
So happy days and lovely to spend such a relaxing time with M+T – we will be back.
Next trip is in April to Germany and Holland – at last I will get to see the tulips and go to Amsterdam. I love to get your comments and know
that someone is reading this – so hope to hear from you. Love Lynne
There are more photos below