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An Almost Down Day


Today was a second day of not much. By the pool for the ‘rents and in the pool for the kid. Boy does she love to swim… A little time in kids camp for Syd also helped give her another busy day. As for Mom and Dad, much time by the pool ended with Sangria. Nice. What has been funny hanging around the pool is the ‘cliches’ walking around. The girl walks by with a pace that says ‘notice me’ and Kim comments is someone playing “The Girl From Ipanema?”. The proud men with tans and gold chains strutting their stuff. I refered to them as “Il Magnifico”, a sobriquet  for Lorenzo de’ Medici who is featured in a book I am currently reading. Italian, yes but it seemed to fit. I am sure they are all nice people but still it is interesting to see walking stereotypes.

So the not so down part came when we decided to escape into Marbella proper. Our hotel is outside the town and very quiet. Marbella itself is nice but overrun with tourists (takes one to know one eh?) so we are happy with our away digs. An old town still exists and was nice to visit, however it was surrounded by the usual overbuild that accompanies many vacation spots these days. Still, I would not turn it down…

We ended the night as we have since we arrived, drinking wine and watching ships sail to and from Algeciras and the Straits of Gibraltar. A full moon highlighted much. And in the distance North Africa sits awaiting its turn in our journey.

Visiting Marbella

Visiting Marbella

{ 3 } Comments

  1. dAD | August 5, 2009 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    You are doing it right for a change … imagine vacations with relaxation too.
    Where are the other pictures? Is Tom downloading to Smugmug?
    I like the Blog … it is probably easier than postcards. Are you going to try Skype this time?
    I have a request for pictures of Sydney at the mini Disco. Tell her she looks cute in the picture at the market above.
    Still drama going on at home with Rachael in Huntsville Hospital.
    Love ya, dAD

  2. Bob | August 5, 2009 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    Full moon and the straits of Gibraltar, not too bad. For me it was letting the dog out for its constitutional accompanied by a full moon. Doesn’t have the same ring to it 🙂

  3. Your Bro | August 10, 2009 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    There was this guy at work that I wanted to give a full moon to, but thought it might be best to work to keep this job…. probably not as good of a picture you painted though…