Spring Break 2005: This
year we flew to Seville in southern Spain along with Bill,
Donna, Brent, Debbie and their baby Brendon. We immediately
took a train to Cordoba and spent the week biking south,
back through Seville and down to Jerez de la Frontera.
We arrived in Cordoba the eve of Easter
Sunday. Being Semana Santa everything
was packed like a rock concert. We went out our first night
to watch solemn Samana Santa parades with huge floats of
depressing "Christ on a Cross" effigies. The whole scene
was kind of weird because the streets were crowded, narrow,
silent and the parades were manned by legions of Ku Kux
Klan outfitted people. Their costumes had nothing to do
with the KKK, but it was kind of erie anyways.
One of the
highlights of the trip was Seville, a wonderful city
with a beautiful cathedral and lively university quarter.
We stayed out late and enjoyed some flamenco dancing. Jerez
de la Fronteria was a small and charming town. We found
rooms in a charming pension situated on a beautiful plaza
complete with its own church.
We biked 60—80km each
day. Had wonderful weather everyday but the first and
last...We rode at a leisurely pace so we could enjoy the
scenery and we had great company! If Robyn gets her way
bike touring could be our new thing!