Tuesday, July 14, 2009
What a full day with an excursion to Avila and Segovia. We saw the beautiful walled city of Avila first from a scenic lookout and then from the inside. We then tried their famous Chuleton and Judias del Barco and finished the feast off with a new group favorite- arroz con leche. We then took a bus to Segovia and toured the Alcazar and dined at the famous Meson del Candido, right next to the acuaduct, and had their famous suckling pig and a traditional desssert- ponche segoviano. Tomorrow, the boys will have the option of visiting the Thyssen Museum or do some last minute soccer jersey shopping. My camera will be packed so this will be the last post of the trip.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
We are here in Madrid and anxiously awaiting our steak dinner at Casa Paco, a Woodberry favorite for many, many years running. Here are some photos of our last days in Valencia where we had horchata and fartons and the famous Daniel's and our goodbye to Valencia dinner at Galeria.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
We had a very nice class this afternoon where we rented out a small restaurant and hired a wine and cheese team to teach us about how to pair artisan cheese with Valencian wines. We had a very nice Italian dinner at Cinque Lune. It will be hard to go back to Velveeta and Pizza Hut!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
We had a law professor from the University of Valencia speak to the class about Spanish government and history. The boys asked some great questions and they impressed themselves and their teachers with their ability to fully understand his lecture. We headed to an area of Valencia that is full of Calatrava architecture and then to the aquarium, the largest in Europe.