Started the day as usual, a little slow, but decided it was such a glorious day we would go to the Oceanographic Museum. Largest aquarium in the world, but also a big I MAX theater and science museum, etc. etc. etc. It is the crown jewel of Valencia, and we were going to tackle it. We bused down to near the park and started walking this beautiful esplanade with all these beautiful buildings.
|on the way we saw flowers, flowers, flowers!|
|The new performing arts building next to the Oceanographic.|
|see my purse. Little, right in the front, safe. Uh-huh!|
|very few people there|
|Part of the biosphere|
|on the left the science museum, right ahead is the Oceanographic museum|
|purse, right there in the front. Safe.|
|Hardly anyone there.|
One of the funny things is that I have a photo of them, behind Jerry on one of the sundials.
Way in the back you can see them. I have enlarged it here.
|Dirty stinkers! America's most wanted!|
Lessons learned: Crazy distractions usually mean you are going to be targeted. This sort of thing doesn't necessarily happen in crowds. If someone touches you they are not doing it out of the goodness of their heart. Don't carry much on you (We leave almost everything at the apartment) The police are your friends, and 60 euros is a good price for a great story!!!!
So, not everything is perfect on our trip, but we are not letting it get us down. We have another debit card for another account, and I'm not driving anywhere soon. They didn't get my passport, or "real" credit cards, They didn't get Jerry's wallet (they were sure trying), and no one was injured. Pretty good outcome, I guess.
Until tomorrow, which I hope is full of nothing but fun stuff. Adios!