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Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Estepona April 6th 2015

MONDAY 6TH APRIL 2015 (PM) - All back in Spain and resting up in a hotel overnight. Make plans for route north in the morning and start the home stretch. Can't wait to see them all! Thanks to Tom for the pictures taken on the long trek back through Morocco yesterday.... read more
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Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Estepona January 21st 2009

Geo: 36.4247, -5.14485It was a relatively smooth flight but got quite bumpy near the end. Worse, as were sent into a holding pattern, I began to feel nauseated. It was awful, especially as it became clear that I wasn't going to be able to fight this one off. Vomited (into a barf bag - a first, for me) several times, then, once we had wheels down, I called the flight attendant for help. She moved me into the head for the duration - gave me cold compresses - and, as I deplaned, handed me another (large) plastic bag and soda water.We had invitations to the arrivals lounge - so we went there (after Immigrations and Customs) to shower - felt great. I was able to change clothes, too. Had some water and coffee, then decided to ... read more
View east from my balcony
View west from my balcony
Gibraltar, in the distance

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Estepona January 1st 2008

Today was a quiet today for all, especially for the kids. In the afternoon, Mark and Deb went out for a few hours while the kids relaxed around the Marriott. We started in Benahavis where we walked around the small town which was quiet except restaurants which were open on New Year's Day. Deb liked the hanging poinsettias in the town and of course the Santas hanging outside several of the windows. We decided we'd drive toward Estepona to have a drink outside in the sunshine. We stopped at Laguna Village which is just between the Marriott and Estepona. They have a Mai Tai Bar (Trader's Vic's) which was packed and then a cute beach restaurant with outside sofas and comfy chairs that Deb and I sat down for a drink. It was wonderful sitting in ... read more
Hanging Poinsettias
Benahavis Plaza
Climbing Santas

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Estepona December 29th 2007

Today was a relaxing day at the timeshare in Estepona. Everyone slept in and we spent the day relaxing in the beautiful sunshine. We were very happy with the resort and its amenities. The kids had a fun day playing basketball and soccer with other kids on the sport court and in the indoor pool. Mark and Deb enjoyed lying in the sun reading. For dinner, we drove to Puerto Banus and had dinner at an Italian restaurant recommended by Nancy, Amore y Fantistico. The pizza and pasta were great. Thanks for the tip Nancy! It was then back to the unit for a quiet night as tomorrow we are off to the Alhambra in Granada!... read more
Play time
Azuelos everywhere!
Oceanview

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Estepona June 24th 2007

We just had a wonderful week in the white town of Casares. We rented an apartment in the middle of the town and spent our week climbing up and down our 4 story home. It is a beautiful, small authentic town situated 10 km up a mountain next to the Mediterranean ocean. We had a terrace on the top floor where we could overlook Gibraltar and the mountains of Africa. Upon our arrival we met a woman named Beth, a Brit turned hippie Spaniard, who showed us to our place. She spent an hour and a half sharing must-do's of the town in a wonderful British/horrible Spanish accent. She wore neon green earrings and green converse. Quite a character. The town had a very slow feel to it; Men sitting in the main square, woman ... read more
View from our terrace
View out of our living room window

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Estepona May 7th 2007

This time it was off to Spain! We only had 3 days to explore - so it was go...go...go! Day 1: There is nothing worse than an alarm waking you up....especially when it goes off at 2:15am!!!! Yes, that's right - 2:15am. That's when we had to rise and shine to catch our 6:45am flight from Stansted Airport (London). At 3:15am we stepped out the door, walked a mile to Putney High Street, and waited for the number 14 to take us to Tottenham Court Road. We had a 5 min walk through the city to our next bus stop. It was 4am on Saturday so we had the pleasure of wheeling our suitcase through the hoards of intoxicated party goers (what fun...)! It was then onto another bus to Waterloo. By 4:45am we were ... read more
Tapas and a few drinks
You want some Sangria??
Casares




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