Today, we did something different–we drove. Picked up a car at the train station and a handy voice GPS–after fifteen turns and four round-abouts in three miles, Kathy said, “This device single handedly saved our marriage.” She would have been navigator without it, and undoubtedly would have made a few navigation errors, much to my chagrin–but with GPS, no chagrin.
None of that means the driver did not make errors–just kidding–I don’t make errors, just ask my wife. We had an excellent day. Spanish highways are quite good–the signs are clear and consistent and the pavement wonderful. But, the scenery, ah, the scenery. First Seville city and then quickly the countryside. Rolling hills and olive orchards and then green fields. We saw a real castle, just sitting there lazily in a field. We looked at each other–a castle, really! As we gained altitude the rock outcroppings amid pastures and fields were a harbinger of the Serrania de Ronda range to come. Soon cliffs and lakes and hairpin curves and several hundred feet drop offs were our companion for several hours and it was wonderful.
Then we saw it–the Mediterranean. I did not know that the mountains came practically to the water’s edge, but in this part near Marbella they do. Our first driving adventure and it was sweet and a little daring, but a great experience. WEG