Europe - Here we come! travel blog

Segovia in the sunlight

Up closer - Segovia

Really close to the wall - look how high

As you come around a corner

A 2000 year old Aqueduct

Toledo from a distance

Surrounding Toledo

Entrance into Toleda

The streets of Toledo - it's all uphill

Inside the Cathedral of Toledo


Hello

Well, again I cannot add pictures from this computer. Hopefully, I will be able to soon.

First part. We return home on the 28th of June. We are on American Airlines Flight AA37. We leave at 1315 Madrid time and will land at 1715 Dallas time. Please leave time for us to get through customs. :-) Also if you want AA miles - call them before we land.

Most of you will need to bring a bag to take home some gifts that the students purchased. I will be transportintg them back and handing them to you to do with as you see fit. They are not bad gifts, just not gifts that the airlines will allow certain age groups to bring back.

I would also like one last picture at the end in Dallas. So be prepared. :-)

We would like to have a get together in the area about the end of July. I plan to have a DVD of our trip to dispaly and give to everyone at that time. Any ideas on where we could have the gathering?

Now - what have we done for the last 2 days.

Yesterday - we went to Segovia. It was beautiful. The castle and the cathedral were awe inspiring. The kids did great and learned alot about Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand from our guide - Suzanna. We also saw a 2000 year old Roman Aqueduct - outstanding!

We toured and shopped and had a very enjoyable day.

Today, we visited Toleda. My favorite of the Spanish towns.

It was founded over 2000 years ago and still has architecture from that time period. Toledo was built by the Romans, Visagoths and Muslims. The Christians eventually took over and tried to erase the signs of the others who had ruled there but were not completely successful. . We saw some amazing El Greco paintings. We shopped. We went into an amazing cathedral. It was a bit strange to see the Bishop hats hanging about. Adolfo was a fabulous guide - soft spoken and well informed.

We took the fast train back.

We ate dinner and are now headed to bed.

Another long day.

Tomorrow, we visit a modern art Museum, row boat in a park, see the old square and finish the day with a traditional Flamenco show. A great last night in Madrid.

Sleep well

Frau

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