Life in the Center of France
Life in the Center of France
Saturday, May 14, 2016
  Off to Albufiera!
Our goal is but a hundred miles or so away, we are so excited to end this long journey and quit this hotel life for a goodly while.  Spain has been very pretty and very agricultural as well.  We're ready for boats, coast line, beaches and FISH to eat while in Portugal for 4 weeks (initially, then extended to 6 weeks).  The border is a river crossing at the beautiful Guadiana International Bridge.

By Howard N. Lute 2016

By Howard N. Lute 2016
By Roger W Haworth

And here is the Guadiana Roman Bridge in Merida, Spain
Photographer Unknown

Going toward Albufeira we see acres and acres of orange trees lining both sides of the road.  Is this a part of Florida?!  or southern California?!  Orange trees are seen everywhere, mile after mile.  Once off the E1 highway and onto a local highway the N125 there are iterant orange stands here and there as you drive along offering bags of oranges at discount prices. Huge arrays of apartment blocks appear and line any and virtually all beach areas.  More housing than I've seen anywhere I've ever been!  These are largely empty too, over-built and some stopped in mid construction.  It's a shame and a travesty of over development and mindless greed  (My left-wing bent is showing).



 
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
  Ah Seville!
It's a long, long way to Seville from Burgos, 708 km or 420 miles according to Google Maps.  They say it takes a bit more than 7 hours for the trip down, well we did it in 9.  Mountains again and stopping for gas and trading drivers.

The car was a chaotic scene. 2 cats, Mucca and Cara crammed amidst overstuffed suitcases, bags of miscellaneous food items and extra clothing plus an array of electronics. There was simply no place open for the creatures to stretch, so they largely stayed in their Sherpa bags and slept through it all.  Once in a while either one would venture forth a a foot or so and stare out the window.  Torture. Boring.

Our goal, of course, was our hotel in Seville near to the Seville Costco store.  Suckling pig in plastic shrink wrap looked really good to me on an ad I saw before the trip.
Kelly at the Costco in Seville
Serrano Ham 99 Bux!

Looks just like the Costco in Fairfield, CA

Kelly SHOPS!

The Central Square in Seville, Spain
 
Lignieres, France; village life and times as witnessed by two adventurous Californians with a taste for food, wine, castles, ancient Roman sites and old piles of rock (houses).

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I am a happy sort, an optomist forever, and love a good joke. I'm quite sociable and I LOVE Life. I'm loyal like a puppy and I'm quite happy by myself as I grew up an only child, but I like parties and formal dinners with friends. I am also a cook and would rather cook than eat.

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