Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Spain- Madrid & Toledo



Happy on the long car ride.

That was the arc into the city.


Downtown Madrid


She got her fan!

Main Avenue

Paella at Nebraska the restaurant.

Pink Christmas Tree.

Giraffe and horse.

Retiro Park


Cool globe at the restaurant with cool music.
Spanish guitar player at Villa Rosa restaurant.

Santa Ana Square from inside the restaurant.
Fresh bread from a brown bag.

Almond crusted brie on fresh greens.

Spanish meatballs.


The department store all decorated.

Spanish Breakfast: eggs, bacon, bread, warm milk and coffee.
We drove over to Toledo for a night.
Entrance to the city.

Paella for lunch.
Toledo.

Driving in Toledo proved to be scary. We got stuck in this "street".

Cathedral

Synagogue sign
Keyhole to the city.

Best churros and chocolate was at the nun bakery.

So delish!

Sunday morning most restaurants didn't open until noon, but this hole-in-the-wall was way better anyways! Great family, interesting locals and food prepared the way you like it.

More churros and chocolate.
Tourist train ride around the city with earphones for the description.

Back home.

Driving the back roads.



Some city with a castle.

Back in Coimbra.

Entrance to Coimbra.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Paris

We all went to Paris for my birthday! It was awesome!





Yes, we used the leash.






















from the plane.


lobster bisque

Our waitress at La Varangue was Portuguese.

Beef Stew.

Pasta Primavera

Cars.

Ticket to ride.


Brazilian Steakhouse

Louis Vuitton

Arc


Arc

Outside of the Louve

Art

Walking up into the Louve

Arc by the Louve

Louve

Pastachio with orange blossom and honey infused yumminess.

Crepe and croissant

Bus

Our Terrace. Overlooking East train station and the Eiffle Tower

Notre Dame

Bridge with locks... throw the keys in the river.

Foccacia bread with tomatoes, lettuce, ham and cheese


Saint Sulpice Place



Luxembourg Garden


Play ground

I waited outside b/c it was super expensive.

French bread with chocolate chips.

yes!


strange little decor

Latin Quarter flowers

Lots of lights (even more for Xmas decor)

32 kisses for my 29th birthday...

Notre Dame

Yes! Nutella and Banana

I liked Amelie.

I wanted to stop in for a quick French B'fast.


Windmill

Place du tertre

Sacre Coeur

Carousel (two story)


Cordon bleu

Bacon

Sacre Coeur from our terrace.