Friday, September 30, 2011


Jeff brought home the latest promotional item Sara Lee is marketing here in Spain.  It is double fiber bread with a roll of toliet paper attached.  I guess eating double fiber bread will make you "go".  I thought this was hilarious and had to share.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Here are some pictures from our 1.5 hours in Galway.
Griffin Street.

The Bay. 

The Spanish Arches.

 Nick & Rachel.

Ireland-The Oldest Pub in Ireland

Jeff and I recently met a friend of his from Wisconsin and his wife in Ireland.  We were only with them for 24 hours as they continued on to Germany and we stayed in Ireland since we had never been.  We landed Wednesday night and rented a car and drove 2+ hours to Galway as we were going to see Cliffs of Moher the next day.  We did make a stop in Athlone to visit the oldest pub in Ireland per the Guiness Book of World records.  It opened its doors in 900 AD.
This is me in front of the bar, don't mind my smirk.  I guess I didn't realize Jeff was taking a picture.
Selection of liquor.
This is Jeff and his friend Nick enjoying a Guiness.
I guess the key to drinking Guiness is to fill up the glass 3/4 the way and let it sit for 5 minutes and then top it off.
Here is the certificate from the Guiness Book of World Records.
Here I am with Rachel, Nick's wife.  She is pregnant with their second child and was not able to partake in alcoholic beverages. 
Here I am again.
Memorabilia on the wall.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Sasha II

Sasha doesn't like it when she loses sight of me.  Here she is waiting for me to emerge from the store where I popped in to get a few things while Jeff and Sasha waited in the park next door.


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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Miguel Torres Winery

One day after returning back from the States Jeff and I went to a local winery.  Not only do they have a large vineyard here in Spain, they also have vineyards in Chile and California. The winery is located in Vilafranca del Penedes and was about a 1 hour ride by train.  Of course we did run into a complication as the train station it was to depart from was under construction, so we had to hop on to the Metro and take it 8 more stops to get us to the train that was to take us to Vilafranca del Penedes. 

Here is Jeff on our train ride.
After our 2 hour journey from our house we arrived at the Miguel Torres Winery.
This is a sculpture in front of the winery.
This is the Torres family home.
The vineyard is very large, 4,000 hecks or 100,000 acres. 
This is a sculpture in front of the building that stores their "Reserve" wine.  It is a
This is a small portion of the processing area.
Here is Jeff on the trolley that takes visitors through the winery.  Like his new glasses?  He HAD TO have them.
This is the "Reserve" barrels.
 This is the quality assurance area that measures a bunch of stuff prior to processing the grapes.
 The bottling area.
 More storage, this is just the regular stuff.

 This is the tasting area.

This is us on our way was really hot that day so we are a bit sweaty.

 This is the train...

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