Day out

Posted from Seville, Andalusia, Spain.

On Saturday, Bruno invited me to go with him, his brother-in-law David and niece Henar to a small village a few kilometers away.  We drove thought the country side catching occassional glimpses of pilgrims along the road.  We drove up a small road to a hill with a commanding view over the countryside.

IMG_2914

The hillsides were covered with grapevines that were just beginning to show this seasons growth.

IMG_2913

It turns out this hill was actually an old Roman fortress.  It was obviously chosen because it had views in 360 degrees.  Now all that is left is the old wall that surrounded the fortress.  Apparently most of the stones from the fortress have been removed to build the churches and buildings in the surrounding villages.

IMG_2917 IMG_2918

We walked around the old wall.

IMG_2919

Afterward we went to a nearby town and had a drink and pinchos.

IMG_2923

The pincho was a seafood rice.  Delicious.

IMG_2926

Afterward David treated us all to a wonderful Sunday dinner at a local restaurant.  An unbelievable selection of food.  Soup,  pork, potatoes, wine and desert.