Moving On From Vera to Almería

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 This morning I said good-bye to my very special B&B people–Jilly and Dave…they were so kind and accommodating, (the pictures don’t do them justice at all) and I said good-bye to…. my little writing room, and the...

Last Days in Vera

Sunday/Monday-January 6 & 7, 2008 Today is officially my last day in Vera, as I’m catching a bus back to Almería tomorrow (Tues. Jan 8). From there I’m heading to Madrid for a few days…time to see some new things and participate in a little more action. Wouldn’t...

Three Kings Day – Vera, Spain

Saturday. January 5, 2008 Twelve days after Christmas in Spain, Three Kings Day is celebrated, which is January 6th. (This coincides with the end of the twelve days of Christmas.) The celebration is more popular than Christmas, and was observed long before Dec 25th...

Mount Bayra Medieval Ruins Excursion

Friday, January 4, 2008 My new walking exercise program led me today to a pilgrimage up Mount Bayra (otherwise referred to as the “Jesus Mountain” by the local English speaking people, because of the statue of Jesus on the top and because the area is called “The Hill...

Impressions of Vera, Spain

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Tuesday & Wednesday I’m not sure why I’ve always wanted to come to Spain or what I find so appealing, because I’m sure there are other places that have as much to offer. Part of it might be that the...