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The Gredos Foothills

The Gredos Foothills


What are you looking at?  It was our road first.

What are you looking at? It was our road first.

I was on a walk with one of the English students at Vaughan Town. We rounded the corner of the road and were confronted head on by a herd of cows. A pastor and his German Shephard were, uh, taking the cows for a walk. We spent the next twenty minutes watching this German Shephard boss around cows ten times her size. It was absolutely fascinating. Herman, the pastor, visited with us for a long time while Lila, the "shephard" took a rest in the shade. It is moments like these that make travel so fascinating.


A Great Work Team!

A Great Work Team!


Me and Herman

Me and Herman


The Stand Off

The Stand Off


Round 'em up!

Round 'em up!


Jorge and Herman

Jorge and Herman


Lila taking a much deserved break

Lila taking a much deserved break


Fields of Lavender

Fields of Lavender


Hotel La Puerta de Gredos

Hotel La Puerta de Gredos

We spent six wonderful days as participants of Vaughan Town - an English immersion program for Spaniards - at this amazing resort. The participants were all engaging, the conversations stimulating, the landscape breathtaking, the resort well appointed (there are even jacuzzi tubs in every room), and the meals terrific. See www.vaughantown.com for information on the program. It is truly an amazing experience.


Path to the River

Path to the River

My favorite place to take my Vaughan Town victims!


View of a Neighboring Town

View of a Neighboring Town


Dusk over Gredos

Dusk over Gredos

I took a lovely walk one night at dusk to Llanos de Tormes - the next village down the road. I never saw a spectacular sunset there, but dusk (which doesn't really begin until about 9:30pm) filled the sky with a tranquil purple and blue serenity.


Crescent Moon

Crescent Moon


Do you think they are talking about us?

Do you think they are talking about us?


The River Tormes

The River Tormes


Rock Bed of the River Tormes

Rock Bed of the River Tormes


My Friend

My Friend

I've met many people I thought I must have known in another life but I must say it has never happened to me with an animal before. I never even learned his name, but his presence gave me such a powerful feeling of being loved, of being "home".


Morning Meditation with My Friend

Morning Meditation with My Friend


Bell Tower at El Barco De Avila

Bell Tower at El Barco De Avila


Storks Bearing Storks?

Storks Bearing Storks?


Castle Valdecorneja in the village of El Barco de Avila.

Castle Valdecorneja in the village of El Barco de Avila.


Over Ramparts Red Wave

Over Ramparts Red Wave

The wild poppies sprinkled through the countryside are just lovely. This one was perched high upon a rampart of the Castle Valdecorneja.


Vaughan Town Friends Chatting at the Local Bar

Vaughan Town Friends Chatting at the Local Bar


Spanish Bar

Spanish Bar

This was taken at the little bar in El Barco De Avila - notice the cash register and the array of bar "snacks"!


Our Field Trip into Town

Our Field Trip into Town


Evening Social Hour

Evening Social Hour

The evening gathering place for a few of the folks from El Barco d'Avila.


Just a little house on the side of the road...

Just a little house on the side of the road...


Me at the River Tormes

Me at the River Tormes


My Friend

My Friend

What a wonderful sense of being loved when you whistle and a horse comes running just to give you a kiss and a nuzzle!


My Friend Neighing Goodbye :-(

My Friend Neighing Goodbye :-(