Tuesday, 6 October, 2015
Well, today we depart from our great experience at The Lodge. We get on the bus – new driver, different bus and pick up the Hotel group. It is around a 2 1/2 hour drive to the famous town of Granada. I thought I would start with the sights and sounds of Granada with the following music video from Vimio:
We arrive at our Hotel and the plan is to unload all of the luggage into the lobby and then a storage room while we go out for lunch. Turns out Julie and I are able to check-in during the unloading and put our stuff in our Hotel room. The group then heads out for lunch.
An impressive meal. I must say that this, my fourth time in Spain, I have really gained a much bigger appreciation of Spanish food. Any way we trudge back to our Hotel.
We only stayed one night in Granada many in the group wished we had been there longer.
I settle into the Hotel room for rest and Blogging. Julie heads out, of course, to some of the local shops and here are a couple of her pictures.
There is nothing formal scheduled for this evening but we have decided to follow Frank and Suze to some Tapas bars. Julie and I decide to have a drink in the bar down below in the Hotel before we go out and meet up and join Kerry and Alan there. Then it is off to the first Tapas joint.
They give me a Sherry to drink but it was too sweet, so replaced it with a red wine – which is off. As there are no chairs available we decide to move on. A bit of a walk leads us to:
It is early by Spanish time, 8:30 PM, and hence the place is virtually empty. This means we can get a couple of tables with stools, which is welcome.
The staff at Bar FM know of Frank as a famous celebrity and are delighted to pose in a photo with him.
I estimated that the non-red drinkers went through 20 bottles of white wine while Julie and I went through 1 bottle of red. OK, toward the end we ordered a second vino tinto. It was well after midnight before we got back to the Hotel and it is another big day tomorrow.