Monthly Archives: September 2009

All That Jazz – September 23, 2009

We started our day yesterday with fresh baked croissants.  There is something wonderful about having a bakery 200 feet away from your front door.  After breakfast we headed out to the Central Market to replenish our supply of fruits and … Continue reading

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You Can Do Magic – September 22, 2009

Pepe came by last night at 7:30 and we headed off to the Monday night meeting of the CIVAC.  CIVAC is an abbreviation for Círculo de Ilusionitas de Valencia, Alicante y Castellón.  It is the local chapter of the national … Continue reading

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The Sun Is Shining, Oh Happy Day! – September 21, 2009

Sunday evening turned out to be a time to just kick back and relax and so some reading.  The Kindles are getting a good workout and sure beat hauling around sufficient reading material to last until the end of October.  … Continue reading

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My Blackberry Is Making Me Blue – September 20, 2009

Susan and I spent a good deal of time yesterday trying to figure out why our phones were not working correctly.  We both have Spanish SIM cards which we have inserted into our respective Blackberries.  Whenever we tried to dial … Continue reading

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To Market to Market – September 19, 2009

It was a little after 8:00 last night when we headed out to the supermarket at El Corte Inglés in search of those items necessary to set up housekeeping.  For the most part, we were quite successful.  We made it … Continue reading

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Take the/a Train

Last night we decided to grab a quick bite at the bar in the hotel.  A little jamón de bellota, some queso manchego , a few slices of pan con tomate and a couple glasses of wine later we made … Continue reading

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B is for Barcelona – September 17, 2009

We slept until 9:00 AM, which was not too surprising given the length of our travel days.  We hit the street at 10:00 and after a quick breakfast at a nearby bakery/café we began our Thursday adventure. The best way … Continue reading

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