Six of my eight great grandparents were born in Ireland and I have been able to determine their birthplaces down to the county level for five of the six. And for two of the six I have actually visited their … Continue reading
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Our flight back to Madrid on Saturday, May 29, 2010 wasn’t until 5:00pm. So we got to spend most of another day in Granada. And a second day at The Alhambra. We missed the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife Gardens … Continue reading
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The Alhambra admits 6,000 visitors a day and sometimes they sell out. So we bought our tickets online in March to make sure we get in! Obtaining tickets is a very complex operation but we persevered and thoroughly enjoyed our … Continue reading
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We spent most of Thursday, May 27th, in the Albayzin district of Granada — the old Moorish settlement that flourished for more than 700 years. Then we went back at night past Albayzin to Sacramonte where the Gypsies live so … Continue reading
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On Wednesday, May 26, 2010 we flew from Madrid to Granada and the airport bus dropped us off on Gran Via de Colon near Granada’s Cathedral. It was a six-block walk to our hotel.
My wife and I had a glorious three-week trip to Italy in March-April, 2009. But we also had a great time planning and researching for the trip during the six months prior to our departure. Our first step in our … Continue reading
During the parade and celebration today (in case you haven’t heard, the Giants won the World Series!) I thought of my Dad. Don Dwyer was a die-hard Giants fan for 42 years but he died in 2000, ten years too … Continue reading