Tangier, Morocco

Tangier, Morocco

This was a crazy adventure. In one day we hit Gibraltar (and its famous rock) 

Then back in the car to the super windy spot of Tarifa one of the best places for wind surfing in the world and the southernmost spot in Europe. We got on a ferry and headed across the Straits of Gibraltar to Tangier, Morocco.

We had a delicious lunch, and time spent in the Medina, and the Grand Socco and Petit Socco. 

then back on the ferry and back to Spain!

Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Driving to Ronda was an amazing experience...curving, windy roads leading to dramatic cliff edges.. Ronda itself is a gorgeous little town overlooking deep dramatic gorges.  Ronda is the birthplace of bull fighting and home to one very impressive canyon running down the middle of the city. 

wow!!!

driving back to the coast on the other hand, was a white knuckle experience!

Seville, Spain

Seville, Spain

Oranges, flamenco, chocolate con churros, tight parking, extremely reasonable prices on tinto de verano - my impressions of my two days in Seville, Spain. We had a tough time exiting the city and were curious what Ave de Kansas City was all about, but all in all it was a fantastic time.


Granada, Spain

Granada, Spain

The Alhambra, the snow capped Sierra Nevada peaking up in the background, the most bizarre altar peice I've ever seen, plus lots of hills! Seriously- your calves will get a workout for sure - but a beautiful city and super friendly people.

Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba, Spain

We spent a beautiful day and a half in Cordoba during our drive around Andalusia. Probably the best meal of the entire Spanish adventure was had at El Churrasco - truly excellent and great service. We took in the Mezquita, which is a crazy, wonderful building that was originally a vast mosque of beautiful red and white striped and after the reconquest a cathedral was built in the center.

Lucca, Italy

Lucca, Italy

Loved Lucca, walked the old medieval wall that surrounds the city, paid homage to Puccini, had a heck of a lunch- all in all a great afternoon (and one of the few sunny ones we had in Tuscany)