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Walk along park near Duero River

I slept until 11am this morning.  Must be a combination of the utter darkness of my room and the pacharan I had as a nightcap before bedtime!  I missed the hotel breakfast buffet since I was up so late.  Aren't vacations wonderful?

I had a great day exploring more of Granada today.  I had to go back to the spice market and pick up more saffron, lavender and tea for some of my friends who are working and don't have a chance to get out and see the sights.  I am still amazed at how good that alley smells from the spices! 

I also spent time around the Plaza Romanilla, including a great lunch at an outdoor restaurant.  I had gazpacho and a sandwich with jamon, cheese, tomato and olive oil on a baguette and a glass of wine.

Alex and Tim enjoy a pre dinner wine at LaMamounia
  It was a warm sunny day -- the kind of day that perfect for strolling and exploring.

Walking along the park near the Duero River, I found a great ice cream shop with "helados artesanos" -- and had a cone with tiramisu ice cream.  It was really nice.  I saw a really cool ferris wheel in the park.  It was like a miniature ferris wheel -- no more than 20 feet high -- and was powered by a man pedaling a bicyle!  Definitely from another time and era!

Dinner tonight was at a restaurant up toward the Sierra Nevada mountain range called La Mamounia, after the famous hotel in Marrakech, Morocco.  It's a large restaurant, obviously Moroccan cuisine with that name!  Dinner was fair, not a great meal.  I did get to dance to Abba music with a woman from Sweden later that night.  How ironic is that?

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Walk along park near Duero River
Walk along park near Duero River
Alex and Tim enjoy a pre dinner wi…
Alex and Tim enjoy a pre dinner w…
Scott and Tim with waiters at LaMa…
Scott and Tim with waiters at LaM…
View of the snow capped Sierra Nev…
View of the snow capped Sierra Ne…
Duero River near Convention Center
Duero River near Convention Center
Convention Center in Granada
Convention Center in Granada
Granada
photo by: Chokk