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Spain - At Last We Return! #194716
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We are leaving tomorrow for a ten day trip to Spain. Definitely a destination and vacation that is long overdue for us.

My wife and I will be returning to the city where we were foreign exchange students many moons ago. Located a few hours NW of Madrid is the city of Salamanca, which is where we will spend the majority of our time. The University of Salamanca is the third oldest school still in operation today, and dates back to 1200. Columbus had to convince scholars and geographers at the university that there was land across the ocean before the crown would fund his journey.

This vacation will take us down memory lane, but I hope to capture the beauty of Salamanca in photos and descriptions in the blog. Of course there will be a few memory lane off ramps wink

Please Follow along - ¡Por fin volvemos! (At Last We Return)

Here is the link to our blog: ¡Por fin volvemos!


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Tom--looking forward to your trip with great anticipation!! Enjoy!


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Thanks Carol!
Promise lots of pics and I will try to remember that you like food shots hungry

First pic is from the 1972 trip of the main structure in the Plaza Mayor. Hopefully my new equipment will do better than Kodak Instamatic from days gone by.

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Cool! Thanks for the appetizer!! handshake


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Blog Update: Day 1 - Travel Day

The least fun day of any vacation

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We are headed to the land of Jamón Ibérico and Serrano and are pretty pumped... if we can get through today.


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Hope the flight was delayed too much!! Looking forward to hearing about it!!


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Tom, what a great trip for you guys, looking forward to reading all about it! Digging out your "memories" including your wife's journal must have been fun and of course priceless! Safe and happy travels!!

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We must admit we are running on empty and it is only 8 o'clock. A great day in the streets of Madrid:

Blog Update: same link as before having issues with link

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Last night for some reason tlhe link to the blog was going to a Spanish blogspost site that did not recognize my site.
I will try again

Blog Update:: Por fin volvemos!


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Link worked fine for me last night. I thought there was another new installment this morning, but no such luck. Anyway, enjoy and thanks for taking us along!


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Blog Update: Por fine volvemos

The day of the Walking Dead - Part II is up. I do not think I have slept harder in my life. I only awoke once to my wife opening a protein bar at midnight... she was hungry and it was dinner time in the land of Eastern Standard Time.

Enjoy!

No picture of the day... it is the same day!


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Just a wonderful day in Madrid. A very slow pace, with wonderful experiences.

Enjoy the Blog Update: Por Fin Volvemos!

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Tom--thanks for the food porn!!! Really enjoying it!!!


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Blog Update:: Day 4 - We have returned Por Fin Volvemos!

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Salamanca is as beautiful as we remembered. It is so nice to be back!

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Amazing photos!! Such a lovely trip so far. Thanks for taking us along!


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No thank you Carol for reading and following along. The weather has been perfect for picture taking. However, it is very chilly. Not slowing us down because we are having so much fun!


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With the bright sunshine, it doesn't look chilly! Me being from Florida now, chilly doesn't attract!! grin But keep taking us along!


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The classic Salamanca view! Another beautiful but chilly day! We climb to the top of the bell tower!

Blog Update: Por Fin Volvemos!


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Enjoying the reports Tom! Great pics!!!

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Thanks Beerman. Running a day or two behind on the blog. Will be posting update when we get back to Salamanca.

Rented a car today and had some real adventures in the mountains.


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Tom--we'll be here!! Enjoy!


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Blog Update: Por Fin Volvemos!
Day 6 – El Día de Tomás
Enjoy!


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Blog Update: Por Fin Volvemos!

Day 7 – Step by Step - Question by Question we trace memories of 1972, visit another church, and enjoy more Food and Wine of Spain. Once again thanks for following along.

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Today we headed off to the mountains to the small village of La Alberca. Still following the journal as our guide we have a chance meeting with the past. Having dinner at 9:30 is now the norm, but requires late night walks. Join us as we walk the city at night.

Day 8 – A day in the country
Blog Update: Por Fin Velemos

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Tom--Amazing stuff!! Thanks. ...especially for the food porn! toast


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Great posts you guys! Pics of course are awesome! looking forward to more!!

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Back in the US. Sitting in CLT.
Got the next update pretty much done on the plane.
Beerman thanks for the kind words.
Trip reports and blogs are not easy in semi realtime

Stay tuned


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Wow, I'm disappointed you're back in the US!!! That means not many more episodes of this trip report...….


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Stay tuned[/quote]
Originally Posted by TomB
Back in the US. Sitting in CLT.
Trip reports and blogs are not easy in semi realtime

Stay tuned


Very true. I don’t want to spend traveling time on a keyboard, but want to keep my friends and family updated of our status.

Tom, your reports are always great.

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You are so correct JP, but we enjoy capturing the moment and memories as we live them also. I have done it both ways and find the final product better if we wait, but the real time more fun.
My biggest problem is working on a 6 inch android pad when on travel. I find all sorts of mistakes when I see it on the big screen, but I hate hauling my big laptop.

More to come today... I hope


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Can't imagine producing what you're doing using a 6 inch screen! Wow. Great job! Looking forward to hearing the rest of the story..


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Our trip is coming to an end... But today we head off to Zamora on another adventure! The Plaza Mayor has been cleaned up so I made a movie! Just another wonderful day in Spain.

Day 9 – On the road again
Blog Update: Por Fin Volvemos!

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One more post to come on our return home... Stay tuned


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Thank you to all that have gone on this amazing journey with us. Today the blog ends. I will post of a trip report on the details, logistics, and lessons learned in the coming week.

So please enjoy the last entry: Day 10 – Adiós Salamanca

And for your reference the link for the final entry: Por Fin Volvemos!


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thanks for taking us along! Such a lovely journey!


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Great report and photos you guys! Great story all around....memories never fade!

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Carol and Beerman - thanks for following along. Working on the trip report and hopefully will post in near future. Lots of lessons learned. Stay tuned.


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Very nice.

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Thanks!

Working on Trip Report, but work and chores keep getting in the way


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