It’s a Lazy Afternoon – September 28, 2009

Sunday had the makings of a lazy day.  We got up about 10:00, got dressed and headed out to find some breakfast.  We settled on Café Lisboa, which is located on one of the side streets near the Central Market.  We made quick work of our café con leche and croissants and decided to investigate a small flea market that was near by.  Truth be told, there was not much that caught the eye, so we continued on our way.  A few minutes later we bumped into Pepe and Sara who had just bought the morning paper and were in search of a quiet spot to sit down and read it.  We chatted briefly and then we each went our separate way.  As we approached the house, Susan and I decided that this would be a good morning to do our exercises.

Susan and I have become big fans of resistance training done with rubber tubing.  It provides a workout that is equal to any in a gym and it is portable.  We had shipped the tubing, along with a few other things, before we left for Spain.  We needed to find anchor points for the tubing and we enlisted the front door, the balcony doors and the railing of the staircase to set up for our session.  Some of the exercises are done by stepping on the tubing, so that makes an anchor point less of an issue. We exercised for some 35 minutes and managed to work up a good sweat.  It was time to move on to other things.

While I went upstairs to work on my blog, Susan set about the task of making lunch.  We had a lovely salad of lettuce, tomato, asparagus, olives and tuna, followed by a tortilla española.  We accompanied the meal with a couple of glasses of a nice Albariño.  Dessert was a peach.  I proceeded to wash the dishes while Susan worked on her computer.  Since the sun was shining, we decided that we would take a little afternoon stroll.

We decided to head to the Plaza de la Reina to take a look at the cathedral and the Miguelete.  The Miguelete is a tower that is the only remnant of a mosque that stood in that square.  It was the tower that was used to call the faithful to worship.  Before we made our way around the plaza to shoot some pictures, we stopped for a gelato.  After we had downed them then it was time to take some pictures.  We were back home in a half an hour.  We both set to work on our computers but at 7:30 Susan went to a nearby Kol Nidre service, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Around 10:00 we went out for some wine and tapas.  On our way home, the heavens opened up and the rain that had been promised all day finally made its appearance.  We arrived home a bit soggy, but none the worse for wear.  We called it a day shortly thereafter.

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An example of a menú del día

An example of a menú del día

El Miguelete

El Miguelete

The cathedral

The cathedral

The park in front of the Miguelete and the cathedral

The park in front of the Miguelete and the cathedral

One of Valencia's oldest horchaterías

One of Valencia's oldest horchaterías

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