Day 2 in Toledo
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My traveling companions decided to sleep in this morning, so I was off on my own to check out more of the Old Town Toledo. The walk there is really pleasant in the cool morning air. I had to head back to the shop with the marzapan to get more four our group and some to take home. I went to the San Tome, Cafeteria of Marzapan and bought 4 boxes! I found out that the recipe is over 700 years old and is famous throughout this part of the world. Hard to believe it is just sugar and almond paste! It was great fun to pick out the indiviual pieces and watch them wrap and box them up for me. They had even made a large window display for Easter -- a Marzapan Palace. It's quite amazing in person.
Scottie joined me around noon at the Zocadover Plaza, and we took the local touristy trolley around the city to get a feel for all the sights.
Jessica and Paul joined us about 3, and we continued our walking tour down near the Cathedral. We were never able to see inside this Cathedral, as it turns out it was closed for renovations. We stopped for lunch around 4 at a taberna near the Cathedral -- I had a good Castillan Stew -- meat, carrots, peas, and chorizo all served over french fries. It was actually quite tasty, despite being served on the french fries. After lunch, we wandered through the old Jewish Quarter. We were not able to see into any of the Synagogues -- all were closed that day.
I did have to have my picture taken in front of a sporting good store -- Young's, as that is my last name.
As the sun was going down, we found a nice taberna near the square to have a beer, eat some tapas and get a good seat to watch the Easter Procession. It started raining, and the Easter Procession was cancelled! That just gave us a reason to drink more beer and eat more tapas! It actually served as our dinner that night. When we finished eating, a bit more walking around and then finally caught at taxi back to our hotel, it was 1am!