Monthly Archives: October 2010

Valdelavilla, Spain – On the way…Part 1

Here we go. Part one starts with some photos from the bus…yes, through the window. I think I’m rather good at it! The journey began with most Anglos (English speaking volunteers) paired with Spaniards. Some Spaniards drove direct to the village avoiding … Continue reading

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Happy Spooky Halloween…with Ray Villifane’s carved pumpkins…!

  Ray Villifane lives in Michigan and is noted, probably all over the world now…his popularity has gone viral on the Internet…for carving exceptional and weird…even gross…pumpkins…into Jack-O-Lanterns! But why in the heck do we call them Jack-o-Lanterns…? Here is … Continue reading

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This is something I have never even heard of or seen before.   This woman lives in a Hummingbird fly zone.  As they migrated, about 20 of them were in her yard.  She took the little red dish, filled it with … Continue reading

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Age by Chocolate!

  YOUR AGE BY CHOCOLATE MATH Don’t tell me your age; you’d probably lie anyway-but the Hershey Man will know!      YOUR AGE BY CHOCOLATE MATH This is pretty neat. DON’T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST! It takes less than … Continue reading

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Around Madrid

This is my last post on the city of Madrid. I will be moving on to Valdelavilla next! These photos are some that I took around the city. The Fountain of Cybele is in the Plaza de Cibeles, by Ritiro Park … Continue reading

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Time out for…a pea grows in me…true story

You have to view this story! It was on Rachel Ray today. A pea actually split and took root in this man’s lungs! And I can hardly get seeds to sprout with the utmost care…HA! He started coughing more and … Continue reading

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Madrid – Silly Street Performers

Every large city has its share of street performers and Madrid is no exception. Performers or buskers as they are called in some cities are pretty much everywhere tourists (and the mighty Euro) are found… The sweeper dude did a little dance as … Continue reading

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Shopping in Madrid…Ole!

Can’t leave out shopping in Madrid. There are thousands of nice stores, I only took photos of a few. Shopkeepers are friendly and speak English if you are in major tourist areas, such as Puerto del Sol. The fan shop … Continue reading

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Madrid – Eating and relaxing…

Today I will focus on food. I actually wish I remembered to take more photos…but, hey, I was hungry after all that walking and sightseeing and just taking it all in…! Food in Spain is NOT like Mexico. There are … Continue reading

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Madrid, Spain – Retiro Park – Parque del Retiro

This park reminds me of Central Park in NYC….very large, lots of things going on, people enjoying their leisure and grand vistas, fountains and wonderful buildings to observe…along with a few hidden treasures and secret pathways… Remember, these photos were … Continue reading

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