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Warner Robins, Georgia
May 25, 2004
After you see the famous bridge (if you are lost, ask for the McDonald’s and it is right by the bridge).
From there you can walk over to Mondragon Palace. It is now a school, but they let you tour it; we got in free as our escort went to school there, but I don't think it is that expensive. It is quite pretty and has a great view from the gardens.
There is a church behind the McDonald’s that you walk into. You ring the bell and the nuns set a key in the turnstile. You can then unlock the door that has the Iglesia de la Merced – it is the left hand of a saint. . . there is a rather long story as to why it is there, but don't worry because it is well encased in brass and jewels.
Behind that church along the cliff there is a park that has some interesting characters... we saw Elvis. . . no, really. . . he sings there.
You can tour the Plaza E Toros E Ronda, but it is just as much fun to just wander around. The tour guides are quite loud so you can probably pick up enough pieces to make you happy. I liked the outfits that were worn by the Toreadores. Some still have the wound marks. I can say that these guys were MAYBE a size 2. . . WOMEN’S 2! They were tiny.
Ronda like Mejas has plenty of shopping and if you find a shop with multicolored pearls, pick up a set for someone you love. I got a set for Christmas and they just feel good to wear. Black pearls pale in comparison to these.
We just wandered the streets for the rest of the day... Yes we got lost on the way up there. In Ronda, I did figure out that a lot of the street signs are painted on the buildings.
My Spanish wasn't wonderful but I found all the people to be quite gracious if you make an attempt. . . sign language or charades is a plus, too.
I didn't get lost on the way back, which was a major accomplishment for the week.
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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
May 27, 2003
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