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Published: October 20th 2008
Stylin' on the plane
...Complete with sleeping blindfold.
Hello from Marbella, Spain! Brad, Janie, Greg and I are here for a few days, enjoying the Spanish Riviera. All the vegetation is the same as in Mesa, just healthier and bigger. Maybe that's what it's supposed to look like at home!
We drove to Gibraltar today, after sleeping 12 solid hours to overcome the jet-lag (kinda worked, kinda didn't). We had the greatest cab driver, a Gibraltar native named Douglas. He drove us all around the island, telling us stories of Gibraltar's history and what it was like to grow up there. We loved him , and he was worth every penny (or pence, you might say)! The weather was cloudy, and we couldn't see Africa, but we hope to get there in a few days. I think my favorite part was the macaques. They were pretty friendly, and one even jumped on Janie's back, which startled her pretty much, as you can imagine! We laughed and laughed! We toured St. Michael's cave and the secret military tunnels dug in the 18th century and during World War II.
On the way home, we found a Carrefour, a store we all became familiar with when Amy and Hubert lived in France,
so we had to stop. I found boots that I've looked and looked for in the States. Janie, however, was a little disappointed that they didn't carry the chewy fruit candies that Hubert usually brings home from France. But the BOOTS!
When we got back to the Marriott, the sun was setting, so we ran down to the beach like four "stupid Americans." Hardly anyone was there, so it was peaceful.
We're looking forward to tomorrow, when we head to the Alhambra.
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