A thunderstorm brings good advice
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We are starting to make more firm plans these days but once we do they change anyway! Want to drive up the east coast of Spain staying near the Mediterranean but make a small detour into the Sierra Navadas in search of a scenic camp site for the night. As we are travelling the inland road a storm brews, we are looking at some spectacular mountains which have glimpses of snow yet again. Andrew is driving and I am looking at the map and realise that the Alhambra Palaces are in Granada and if we keep going we could visit them. Mum always said if we get the chance to see them, do it and we thought we shouldn't dissappoint her, so we changed our plan and kept on going.
Found one near where the signs started for the Alhambra and checked in. In the foyer an English couple were waiting out the storm to go out and have dinner and they asked us if we were from Australia. We then had a long chat where it transpired that they had queued that morning for tickets for the Palaces but failed to make it into the cut! Arriving at 8.
We took their advice and in the darkness the taxi driver pointed us to the queue direction and we found only 500 people in front of us! The ticket office opened at about 8.30am and we eventually struck up conversation with the young french couple in front of us. The first 900 made it in to the morning cut and we had 11-11.30 am tickets to get into the Palacios Nazaries. At around 9am we set off to look at the Generalife.