|It's a big party in the middle of the day. Beer is sold, people dancing. Don't these|
|We stood by a woman from Valencia who spoke good English. She warned us not to|
cover our ears but to keep our mouths open so as not to burst your eardrums. At exactly 2:00
the ariel bombs went off for a full 5 minutes. Incredible! The earth shook.
|big traffic jam afterward.|
Then we walked out of this mass of humanity and went t the bullfighting ring which is right by the train station.
We had a Valencia Pass that got us in for only 1 euro. Fun to see, but again, bullfighting is not my sort of thing.
|Train station, beautiful|
|Board where you see where your train will leave from|
|beautiful mosaics in the station|
|Bull ring--getting ready for Fallas|
We went into the bull ring. It is all ready for the big Fallas week.
Then we went into the Bullfighting museum, which was sort of cool. The matadors are like legends (as are the bulls) in Spain.
We watched a movie of a bullfight. Lots of pageantry, lots of tradition, but at the end the bull dies and that was gross. So we are thinking....no bull fight for us.
It was a gorgeous day, so we jumped on a couple of buses and went back to the sea side. Please notice we are both wearing color today, and short sleeves!
|Drove past the big soccer stadium|
|Jerry showing pictures of fish to a fisherman on the beach|
|Ugly black shoes have no place here.|
|The bar we would go to later.|
|Jerry is goin' in|
It is beautiful and sandy, and hardly anyone there. They think it is cold, but after Iowa this seems fabulous.
|like pelican lake when we put the dock in|
|Another pitcher of Sangria and this time nuts, olives and|
|garlic shrimp. Yum|
We tarried there for a long time, then hopped back on a bus and went as far as the Turia park which is a cityscape that is public space and gorgeous. We walked and walked. Gorgeous day.
|New ferris wheel....like the London Eye|
|love the palm trees|
|Iris are almost finished|
|Crocus are everywhere|
|Don't ever complain about gas prices. 3.58 per Liter not gallon.|
got back to the apartment about 6:30 pm tired but happy. Staying in tonight. Tomorrow brings the worlds largest aquarium and science museum. Can't wait. Adios!