Thursday, 14 May 2015

Albarracin Hot Hot Hot

Another view
Mama said that Albarracin had been named the prettiest town in Spain.  All I can tell you is it's HOT.  It's steep and it's hot.  All I wanted to do was sit in the bar and look at Youtube and they put me on a bicycle and dragged me into town
Another Hill
 They made me walk up all the hills as well.
Another building
I did get a glass of fizzy water.  I have never had bubbles before and I like them.  They tickle my mouth.  I also got a cake.
Another wall
Daddy put the air-con on in the van for the first time and Mama said that it was nice and cool at 29 degrees.  Daddy said it is above forty outside.  Oh and it's windy too.  I don't like the wind.  The campsite here is really nice and I have my own bathroom with a bath in it and it's nice and clean and cool.
We are heading upto my Tatie Suzy's and Tonton David's wedding in the South of France so we have to get a move on.  I can't wait to see them again.  I really liked her cat.  My great uncle Joe is coming too and I am so happy.  The only thing is that Mama says we will have to travel early in the morning now that it is so hot and I just don't want to get out of bed.

Let me sleeeeeeep

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Enchanted City

Bears in this hole
 We drove up this lovely windy road to the Enchanted City which was full of very big rocks which I tried to climb up.
A Bench
 It was very hot.  We were supposed to walk round it in an hour but 2 and a half hours later we were still going.
Are we there yet
 daddy carried me for some of the way.
Snowy Owl
 And I helped him along by singing Aye Aye Ipee.
Showing daddy the way
 It was very very quiet.  No cars,  No planes. No one else.  Just the trees rustling.
Being a train in a tunnel
 Apart from me singing.
These were meant to be 2 elephants heads
 But the best thing about it all was we parked in their carpark and we were the only people there and we never saw one car all night and all we could hear was an owl and all we could see was the light from the stars and that was enchanting.

Quirky Cuenca

Gosh we've been gadding about.  Spent yonks in the van driving through really hot dusty plains which Mama said looked like Mexico.  Stopped in this strange town called Villaneuva de Jarra and sat at a bar in the square.
This chap came up and started to speak to me in Spanish.  I ignored him for a bit because his pants were undone and he had only one tooth and I couldn't understand a word he was saying.  Then he gave me a lollipop and I became his bezzy mate.  He asked if we wanted to visit his house which was this massive thing in the square and he told us it was an eye hospital for the International Brigade in 1936.  It was huge.
Eye Eye
Falling down but huge and he had a toy tractor that he pushed me up and down on.  He said I looked like a gypsy and Mama said we had better go.  Muchas Gracias. 
Quirky Cuenca
We then got to Cuenca and Daddy found this fabulous free parking spot right under the old town with toilets and free wifi.  I was so happy.
Hanging Houses
Not so happy about the hill I had to climb up though.
Drinking like a Spaniard
When we got to the top there were lots of drinking fountains and I made another friend and jumped about in them and got wet and had to spend the afternoon without a shirt. 
More steps
Some more people said I looked like a gypsy.
We had some nice drinks.  I do like bars and tapas but got a bit fed up at walking around looking at views
Another view
and cathedrals
and buildings.
And more buildings.

I don't mind a statue though.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Marvellous Mesones

Our New Spot
 Camping Rio Mundo.  What a lovely place!  How quiet and cool after a carpark in Guadalix.  So many animals about and nobody here.  Cool at night.  We need the duvet again.
A slide with a view
 Mountains all over the place.  I can't stop singing aye aye ippee.  Mama took me fishing.  daddy laughed and said she would never catch anything but she turned into a bit of a stalking crane and sure enough pulled out a fish.
We couldn't eat it though.
The catch
 We walked up to the village which was just a few houses, a playground and a wash house.
 The wash house had some really pretty paintings of fishes on the wall.
The fishes
 The playground was very old and squeaked but we were surrounded by mountains and all the the old people came out to say hello.
The playground
 We saw this amazing butterfly which they told me was quite rare.  Mama said it was on its way out but I wanted to rescue it.
My butterfly

Big one
 It had very hairy legs.
Oh look at that
 We also saw plenty of lizards.  There were all types of birds too.  There were masses of tree creepers and Mama befriended another chaffinch called Chuffy who came for bread every day.
A lizard
 We also saw a snake.  I nearly stood on it and daddy pulled me up by arm.  I didn't mind but he had to have a lie down. 

YouTube and my olive stones that I nibbled round with Mama's help
But best of all they have great Wifi so I watched YouTube every morning.  Mama said I should be playing out and not acting like my Uncle Joe.

Great Guadalix

The Cathedral
Mama started to go a bit cave crazy after I showed a bit of interest in the caves at Nerja and keeps calling me her little Trog so we drove up to a cave town called Guadalix. 
Trying to enjoy ourselves
It was soooooo hot.  It looked like lots of giant ant hills with chimneys in them.

Mama was desperate to go inside and she found a cave museum where it was at least cool.
The Museum
It was great in there and we all had a wee in their toilet.  Mama said that's the frirst time she has had a wee and washed her hands in a cave.  We spent the night on a carpark and in the morning went for churros.  That's more like it!!

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Grand Granada

Another One
 We stayed in Reina Isabella campsite at La Zubia.  There were more mosquitoes than Mama could shake a stick at and they found me very tasty, Mama fairly tasty and didn't like Daddy at all.  We took a bus into the city and I liked that.  It was only 20 minutes away to ice cream alley.
Pretending to be a tourist
Mama said that they weren't too friendly in Granada but they seemed friendly enough to me.  The Senora in the ice cream shop gave me a free ice cream  because I sang Twinkle Twinkle to her.
 There were plenty of alleys to run around and lots of tourists patted my head and siad my hair was nice.  A lady gave me her plastic bag because I was staring at it and there was a picture of a cow on it.  What I really wanted was what was in the bag because I saw some sweets in there.  Nevermind.
Sweets please
 But the best thing about Granada was a roundabout with wooden animals on which was pedalled by a man.  I sat in the cart and drove the horse and we went round and round to an egg timer.
Best bit about Granada
 We came back the next day too and went on the hop on hop off train bus.  Mama says that Aunty Jayne likes hop on hop off buses.  I liked that too.  We went up to the Alhambra and we got squirted as they were watering the gardens.  Everyone in the carriage screamed except daddy and it made me jump so I cried. 
Another church
 Mama and Daddy had tapas when I was asleep so when I woke up I went inside and ordered myself a zumo de manzana por favor.
Sorting the waiter out
 We did lots of walking about and Mama bought herself 2 pairs of shoes.  Uncle Lollo will be happy as she dragged him round every shoe shop in Fuengirola.
Me in a door way
 We went to the Botanical gardens and it was very hot.  Mama picked the strawberries and I ate them.  She made sure that Daddy didn't see.
Botanical Gardens
We are off to see more caves.  Mama likes caves and so do I.  She says I am a bit of a troglodyte.  Guess what?  Daddy has 2 names.  Daddy and Lee.