Thursday, April 11, 2013

April 9, 2013 – Day 8 – Granada, Spain – Beautiful, sunny day.

April 9, 2013 – Day 8 – Granada, Spain – Beautiful, sunny day. 
It’s been a full week of traveling for us and we’re nowhere near sick of it.  Today, we slept in – a little present to ourselves since we have to be waiting for the airport bus at 5:15 a.m. tomorrow morning.  We went to breakfast across the street – this hotel’s breakfast was too expensive for what was offered – and it was a nice breakfast.  The Anacapri Hotel – by the way – is very nice in spite of the breakfast, and the hotel clerk has been particularly wonderful.  He has helped me navigate through some internet issues and that’s why you will be getting this blog today or tomorrow.  Wish I had gotten his name! 

We went to the Royal Chapel to see the final resting place of Ferdinand and Isabella and their daughter and son-in-law Juana the Mad and Philip the Fair – Philip was so fair that it drove Juana mad.  The chapel is beautiful – wonderful biblical stories portrayed on the altar – John the Baptist and John the Apostle looking like they are out to lunch for tapas.  Then I had ice cream and Bill had coffee – if you don’t know about Bill and coffee you must understand that we have to stop several times a day.  We order dos café’s Americano descafeinado sin leche and the coffee is just the way we like it (two decaf coffees with no milk). 

After that we took the bus to Moorish quarter and took pictures of the Alhambra from the Saint Nicholas Overlook across the way.  We would have liked to go at dusk to see the Alhambra all lit up but since we are getting up early tomorrow, we passed.  We found a little bakery recommended by Rick Steves (many of our hotel, food, and other choices come from his books).  We had coffee and cake, walked around the Albaycin a bit and then took the bus back into town for another nap.  We had hamburgers Granada-style for dinner.  By the way, did you know that Granada means pomegranate and is the symbol of the city?
Now I am finishing this blog and Bill is repacking for our trip to Barcelona tomorrow.  This will be our second time in Barcelona and we are looking forward to revisiting this beautiful city. 

Picture 1 - Alhambra from St. Nicholas Overlook; Picture 2 - Kathie and Bill at St. Nicholas Overlook; Picture 3 - Bill Napping in Anacapri Hotel, Granada, Spain; Picture 4 - Lobby of Anacapri Hotel - Granada, Spain

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