Thursday, September 11, 2008

Malaga, Spain

We spent today in Malaga, Spain. A bit warmer at 84.

Our excursion was first thing this AM. We headed out at 8:45 on a bus. The tour took us through the port area of the town of 300,000. Pablo Picasso was born here and we saw his home until his family moved when he was very young. The other primary sights are a 16th century cathedral and a Moorish palace complex called Alcazaba. We also got a good look at the bullfighting arena from a high overlook by Alcazaba. We saw ruins of the older Moorish fortress called Gibralfaro.

After our 3 hour tour, we returned to the ship for lunch and played a few games - catch phrase, charades and tri-bond.

Afternoon tea will arrive soon and we will prepare for dinner.

Oh, by the way, only one couple came to the formal dinner last night. We figure that the others didn't want to dress up. Was actually pretty nice since we got to have much better conversation than the previous night. Glenn and Dawn are a very nice couple from the Toronto area and they have traveled a lot - so, of course, we discussed travel, cruising and such.

Jill didn't particularly like the production show last night. A little too much opera-type performance. It was supposed to be a tribute to the music of various counties - and, the "US" music was country songs that even I didn't recognize.
The entertainment tonight is a xylophone player. Hmmm.

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