My day started as a pretty typical day. I was up too late writing blog posts and up far too early, this time before even a hint of sunrise. As usual I started by responding to email and blog comments and then I noticed the one sole star out in the dark sky. I started to get my camera to take a photo. You see, my Mom loves these types of moments and I wanted to capture it to share with her. Just as I was changing the settings on the camera, the sun started to give signs that it was coming. Continue reading
This is another one of my “off-the-wall” kind of posts with random thoughts. I will cover three seemingly non-related things, but if you trust me (you trust me right?), they should converge nicely. Continue reading
Good morning everyone. Another spectacular sunrise in Almuñecar this morning. We had a storm blow through yesterday and today we get the last of the clouds as the sun rises. There is still a bit of rain falling to blur the photo a bit. Doesn’t the sun make it appear that hillside is on fire? Continue reading
Most often it’s the simple things that I enjoy most about our town. I needed to run to the bank, which is on the other side of town. It is a mile or two from our house, so we often just drive over and get the banking done. Not on this day, as the weather is a big motivator for me to get out and walk. Spring has arrived and it was another gorgeous day here in Almuñécar to be out and about. Continue reading
Wow, this is my first post in a while! I’ve got a good excuse:
Speaking of school, I recently went on a field trip with my class to “La Antigua Sexi”. It’s a secondary school for grades 7-12, also known as an instituto. It looks nothing like an “American High school.”, more like a Spanish street. Continue reading
Let me just start by saying “I love our Spanish town of Almuñécar”. As with most places in Spain, there is always something to celebrate and this weekend was no exception. The town is full of tourists and there is an energy we just love. For the past 5 days, we have been partaking in parades, parties, friends and tourist sites. I will just warn you, I am wiped out, so be prepared for me to just ramble on in this post.
This is PJ Alan here with a relaxing post for all of you to read. Did you notice the “PJ” before my name? Well, that’s my new thing. You see, growing up listening to radio, I had some favorite DJs. For the three of you youngsters who read this blog, that stands for Disc Jockey. They were the people who announced the upcoming music, provided insight into the bands, and generally provided good banter. Fast forward a few years, when MTV started, there were VJs. Those Video Jockeys did much the same thing as their radio counterparts. So now, I’ve come up with PJ for Post Jockey. This will be the new term, and will be so hip, and “in”. Remember: You saw it here first! Continue reading
When you think about a visiting a foreign country, what are the differences that pop into your head?
- Language – OK. That’s the obvious one.
- Food – That’s usually a big worry for me.
- Time – Wait…What?!
If there is one thing that we’ve learned from living in Spain for 16 months, it’s that the Spanish love to celebrate. It seems the smallest of occasions are reason to celebrate, as well as the standard world-wide events such as New Year’s Eve. And when there is a celebration in Spain, it’s usually coupled with plenty of fireworks. The best fireworks we have ever seen were here in Almuñécar last August, celebrating Fiesta de la Virgen de la Antigua. A full 25 minutes of professional, crazy sparks with music and amazing effects. We took a video and cut it down to about 8 minutes, which happens to be one of our most popular videos on our YouTube Channel. Continue reading