Monday, November 23, 2009

Blue Monday and a trip to Spain

I see skies of blue ...

Today is actually a beautiful day. Weather is so perfect, you can even see the moon.

Last year in October, we were fortunate to visit friends in Spain. We stayed in Madrid, but ventured out to other areas. This is a little dish I bought that was handmade and painted in Segovia.

"Segovia is one of Spain's most famous historic cities. It is located in the Castilla and León region just half an hour's drive from Madrid. The collection of historical monuments, their conservation together with its beauty make this an impressive city to visit. It was delared a World Heritage Site in 1985."



"Some of the surrounding villages, entrapped in small valleys within the canyons of the River Doratón also have superb Roman historical monuments to see."



"The Aquaduct is Segovia's best known historical monument, clearly visible from the outskirts of the city. It was built towards the end of 1 A.D. It measures 800 metres and at its highest point it reaches 28 metres, in the la Plaza del Azoguejo. This impressive piece of Roman engineering has 166 arches and 120 columns on two levels. Until relatively recently it was still in use and is probably one of the best conserved Roman aquaducts in the world."

This is the restaurant where Yusef celebrated his 13th birthday.

It was certainly amazing to be in an establishment that has been in the same family for over 100 years.

I am thankful for all the countries I've been privileged to visit over the past many years. "The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." ~St. Augustine

Wishing you a day of blessings. Tammy

15 comments:

Marilyn said...

What a wonderful thing to live in a part of the world where there is hundreds or even thousands of years of history at your fingertips!! I love history & as you know USA is not very old at all compared to other parts of the world...
Have a Wonderful Day!!
Love,
Marilyn
Our Victorian Cottage

Candy said...

What a rich education your children are getting. Wish I could tag along as a classmate. Had to take a double look at the castle...looks a bit like Neuschwanstein in Germany.
Thanks for the sweet comments about my posts. I do try to be a little different...sometimes crazy different...WOO-HOO!!!
Happy Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours ;-)

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh how I enjoyed your photo trip. I would love to visit the other side of the world. That will probably never happen now. I have been blessed to travel a lot in the US and Caribbean. Thanks for asking, my birthday is not until Friday 27th. Always around Thanksgiving. My eldest son's birthday is on Thanksgiving this year. He will be 48. Doesn't seem possible. Blessings to you and your family.
QMM

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Your so sweet Tammy for sharing this with us. I love coming over to your site. Oh these pictures make me want to go there. Someday maybe I will be able to travel. Thanks for always leaving me sweet comments. They really do mean a lot to me
Happy Thanksgiving
Maggie

Linda said...

Tammy,

Such a lovely post and beautiful photos. :)
Your mention of the restaurant in the same family for over 100 years, makes me think of the little butcher shop in the square of Sierakow, Poland, that has been in my family for such a great length of time - at least 200 years... a heritage like that is really amazing I think .

Thanksgiving blessings to you and your family.

Linda

Ana said...

Ah! España. One day I would love to travel there. Maybe one day soon. Such beautiful architecture and so much history. Thank you Tammy for sharing your pictures of your trip. Hope you have a wonderful Monday. Until next time.

Hugs,
♥Ana

Jane said...

It amazes me that structures built that long ago still stand today. It boggles the mind.
Thanks for sharing your photos from Spain.
Jane

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Can you adopt me?!? OMG I want to go to Spain so badly its so beautiful and full of historical things! Big hugs

toodles-
sarah

sherri said...

Looks like an awesome trip! I love to travel abroad too. I hope to take my kids out of the country one day.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful blue sky you had today. I hope you had nice temperatures to go with it. Your pictures from Spain are fantastic. There is so much history there. I would love to go there sometime. Thanks for sharing!

Renee

GWENDOLYN said...

You have been so fortunate to see parts of the world , most of us just dream of. I look at your pictures and think it wont be long and your boys will be as big as Sam!
Love!
Gwen

Vicki said...

Tammy,
You are very fortunate to have traveled to so many areas of our world. The Spanish architecture and surrounding countryside is very beautiful! I hope you are having a nice week so far. Thank you for stopping by Bunny Cottage and for your kind comments. Much love to you! Vicki

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow, what a wonderful life you have. The things you have seen. Do you know how blessed you are? Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Blessings to you, Martha

Bunny said...

Tammy,

I've heard that Spain is beautiful. My girlfriend studied Flamenco Dancing there for a whole summer. One day I will get there. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Turkey day and here's to hoping your kids get there bird...wink ~

tootles,
bunny

Melissa said...

What a beautiful little roadtrip that took us to Spain today. I never did get to see all the photos. Maybe you can invite me over sometime for some coffee and Renee's banana bread and show them to me. (hint, hint). Loved the Aquaduct is gorgeous. Reminds me of the castles I saw in Germany. That must of been exciting for Yusef to celebrate his bday in a different country...a moment to remember.

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