Musings, Thoughts & Commentaries
Departed Granada and drove 810 km to Sitges in seven hours. Stopped along Autovia A3 at km 186 in Tebar, Cuenca, for calamari lunch and gasoline. I prefer to stay in Sitges rather than downtown nearby Barcelona when I am in this area. Sitges is on the east coast of Spain directly North of Algiers on the other side of the Mediterranean and directly west of Sassan, Sardinia.
In Sitges, we stayed at Hotel San Sebastian Playa, in a lovely two-bedroom suite on the second floor with three balconies overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Café on first floor opens to boardwalk and then the sand beach of a small bay bounded by ancient pier with stone towers. People walk below us, passing open bars and restaurants.
On Sunday, Mailyn and I are awake before dawn. From our balcony we watch the sun rise directly to our left. We jog on the beach and swim in the sea, the girls flipping their wet hair.
Later the bars are alive with noisy people watching the FIFA championship on TV; France defeats Croatia. Mailyn and I have dinner but have to send back the poorly cooked paella. The house Rioja wine was OK.
Left back in the hotel room, Emily drank my bottle of wine and got very tipsy. Mailyn video recorded Emily’s antics for posterity. (I-unfortunately-had taught Emily last year how to open a bottle of wine with a coat hanger in a hotel room.)
We spent the next day swimming in the pool and the sea.
Mailyn, Elaiza and I walked to the Mercado to buy fruit before our late dinner at an outdoor restaurant at the end of the quay-- new moon and one star overhead. We four intentionally got splashed by waves as we walked back to our hotel and packed up.
Tom Anthony is a West Point Graduate and combat veteran who spent his professional civilian career in global business all over the world. He has lived and worked in Austria, Italy, Spain, England, Iraq, Israel, and throughout Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Anthony also lived in Mindanao for seven years.
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