Our final stop on our European vacation was Seville. Grace said she would pick Seville over Madrid if she had to choose, so even though we had to fly out of Madrid to get back home, we spent two lovely nights in Seville. The train ride from Granada to Seville was picture perfect. I've never seen so many olive trees in my life. Without Grace to translate for us things got a little tricky. Ordering dinner was an adventure, but over all our Seville stop over was a good one. The two main places to visit on our agenda where the Seville Cathedral and the Plaza de Espana. As you have heard, we have visited a few Cathedrals on this trip and I have to say that this one probably was not my favorite. We did hike up the 35 landings to the top of the Cathedral tower. It was a tight squeeze with people going up and down, but the view from the top was something to see. I was glad that we did it, but I was even more glad when we got back down. This Cathedral is where Christopher Columbus is buried.
After leaving the Cathedral we walked along the river looking for the Plaza de Espana. This absolutely gorgeous park was the inspiration for some scene in the second Star Wars movie and parts of the movie were actually filmed there. I have to say that I was not really all that interested in walking around another plaza, but once we finally got to it I changed my mind. Not only was it huge, it was beautiful. I think Alan was pretty surprised by it too.
So there you have it. Hopefully I've shown you most of the highlights of our trip without boring you to death. We had such an amazing time and are so grateful that we had the opportunity to visit with Grace and see Spain through her eyes. Getting back to our regular lives is going to be a challenge. I could get used to sleeping in fancy hotels and eating out every night, but nothing really beats a good home cooked meal and sleeping in your own bed.