Thursday, July 20, 2006

Por Que No?

The above photo is from La Alberca, from the wee trip I took to Spain in April. Seems like ages ago in some ways, and like it was just yesterday in others.
The first visitor from Spain arrived in Vancouver the other day. Good ol' Tomas and his lovely girlfriend are vacationing over here, enjoying Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria, Banff and Jasper. Luckily for them, the weather has been fantastic, with a high of 36C over this weekend. And despite wandering down to Main and Hastings by accident (where their guidebook said was a big NO), the city has rubbed off on them.
Ross and I met up with them last night at Milestones, overlooking English Bay. You couldn't have asked for a more wonderful spot. It was a lot of "More or Less" and other Spanish idioms, as well as a rehashing of La Alberca (ahhh, jugs of wine at lunch, I miss those days). And it made me realize that Spain is a place I still must return to and it still has a special place in my heart. And despite my busy schedule, I still want to learn Spanish. Next year, next year...and maybe we'll do La Alberca again. I miss all you crazy Spaniards!


Anonymous said...

how wonderful that you got to be with Thomas again. all of you were wonderful. The photos brought back the good times in La Alberca. the experience of Spain will be with me for many years to come.
your friend,

Peter said...

I hope Tomas is not still trying to slit his wrists with his tea spoon...!!!

Wanderlusting said...

Slit his wrists with his spoon? Which La Alberca did you go to? ;)

Alain said...

Nice blog. Great photos! Your blog is one of the most interesting ones I've seen in a while.