Monthly Archives: December 2010

Avila — Day Five of our Six-day Road-trip

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On Monday, May 24, 2010 we drove from Salamanca eastward to the walled city of Avila. No problem driving up to the city’s wall and our hotel was just inside the wall. But it still took us an hour and … Continue reading

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Salamanca – Day Four of our Road-trip

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On Sunday, May 23rd, we left Zamora and drove south for about an hour to Salamanca, home of Spain’s oldest university. Our hotel was about a block from the Puente Romano, an ancient Roman bridge over the Rio Tormes to … Continue reading

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Zamora – Day Three of our Six-Day Road-trip

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On Saturday, May 22, 2010 we drove from Benavente to Zamora. It was a pleasant hour-long drive through several small but picturesque villages that had one thing in common: they all looked deserted! Don’t know where the people go on … Continue reading

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Valladolid and Benavente — Day Two of our Six-Day Road-trip through Leon-Castille

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Our Valladolid hotel was supposedly just 5 minutes from the city limits but we decided to drive back to the old part of town and walk around for awhile. Then it took us an hour and a half to find … Continue reading

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How many ways can you spell McAuliffe?

I’ve had a heck of a time trying to find my McAuliffes, both in Ireland and in the US. One reason is that there must be a zillion ways to spell the name! Let’s see: you can spell the name … Continue reading

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Segovia — Day One of our Six-Day Road-trip

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On Thursday morning, May 20, 2010,  we rented a car at Madrid’s Barajas Airport and began our six-day road-trip to the Leon-Castilla region northwest and west of Madrid. First stop was Segovia, 50 miles northwest of Madrid.

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