Monday, August 8, 2011

Southern Spain in pictures

Not really feeling it, you guys.  Let's just pretend we're in Southern Spain and Tenerife, ok?  I've never showed you any pictures from our adventure back in April, and today seems like a good day to do so.
Alhambra, Granada
Casa De Los Balconies, La Orotava, Tenerife
Candelaria, Tenerife
Granada
Alhambra, Granada

Granada
Playa de las Americas, Tenerife
Reflection of Alhambra in boyfriend's glasses.  Hehe.
Punta de Teno, Teno lighthouse.Westernmost point in Tenerife.  Violated rental car agreement to get out to this lighthouse.
Mijas
Papas arragudas, Canarian cuisine from Tenerife
La Orotava. Amazed at how you just walk right out into the street from your door.
Playa de la Tejita, at the base of Montana Roja.  We asked our hotel where a smaller, closer, less populated beach was.  They suggested this.  Nude beachNaked, old men, running on hot sand.  Not exactly the spanish scene i had in mind.
All the wines made in Tenerife.  We bought 4 bottles.  3 made it home safely.  The most expensive, the one
intended for me, broke.  Tip-wrap each bottle individually.  Just because it survives one plane ride intact does not mean it will survive the long one home.
 
El Tiede, Tenerife, tallest peak in Spain.
Everyone keeps asking where we're going next, and i think we'll stick a little closer to home.  Any statestide suggestions?? 

Also, i'm one follower away from 400!  Woo hoo!  Lurkers/readers-Can we make this happen?  With a bit of a buffer, too, if you don't mind? 

You can catch me here: wayfaring weds and weekend bloggy reading.

27 comments:

Paula said...

Looks like a wonderful trip and definitely a place I'd like to visit.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So beautiful! I would love to visit there. The pic in the BF's sunglasses was very cool and that lighthouse...amazing. Oh and the nude beach description cracked me up!!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Great photos. Boo hoo about the wine. I wouldn't want to go to see old nekkid men either. Someday maybe I will get to Spain.

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Espana! One place I would love to visit.

Jill said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures!! Spain is such a fantastic country. I lived in southern Spain for 5 months when I was a uni student and had the best time!

Congrats on reaching 400 followers! I just 'followed' you! Apparently I wasn't already!! (sorry) but I do get your rss feed and have you on the side of my blog on my blog roll !!!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Danielle and Clint said...

Oh how these pictures take me back. I went to Spain in 2003 and LOVED the culture. Great pics. I am glad you shared them.

DecorandtheDog said...

Looks like a fabulous trip!! I've been to France and Italy. I like traveling abroad...the husband, not so much!

Lisa said...

This is sooo beautiful. Thanks for the trans-atlantic day trip! :)

I would have violated the rental car agreement too, because the lighthouse is lovely.

I would love to travel abroad but my husband is always working so we don't have the vacation time.

We end up taking a lot of little trips and day-cations in New England because theres so much variety so close to us.

If you are ever up here, Maine is beautiful - we usually visit Boothbay Harbor or Kennebunkport. We just came back from Block Island, RI - it was my first time there and it was stunning. Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are also really fun .. or anything on Cape Cod, MA too. Lincoln, NH is nice for hiking and mountainside adventures.

We tend to stick to coastal places around here... It seems I just can't get away from the sea!

The 2 Seasons said...

Ahh I enjoyed these pictures makes me want to go back to Spain.

Devonay said...

Oh, the pics... so beautiful! What a wonderful vacation! I bet you have so many amazing memories. Thanks so much for sharing your trip. I've just been thinking this week that I need to start planning and saving for a special trip.

Liz said...

What a fantastic adventure. Sorry about that bottle of wine. :( It looks like you had so much fun! :)

~Liz

The Boston Lady said...

Beautiful pictures that help me remember my trip there in 1976! I was 16 and traveling with my parents. Beautiful country. I hope and it looks like it is so, that it retains its charm. Ann

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh the Alhambra! My husband has been and I am DYING to go!

Thank you for linking up!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

I'm so jealous that you've been to Spain! Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your photos and congrats on reaching 400 followers. Awesome!

Olga said...

Soooo pretty! Thanks for sharing. Spains is one of the countries I hope to visit some time.

Visiting from Serenity Now.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I just got back from my Non-vacation with my son's but you have wanting to plan a real vacation SOON!

Chandeen @ Designed by Chance said...

Great pictures. Looks like fun. I especially love the shot of the light house through the old wheel.

Lynda @ Uber Savvy Buzzword said...

Beautiful photos-extremely jealous.Enjoy! Lynda

Brandi said...

your pictures are fabulous. I can't believe how beautiful everything is.

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! This looks like an AMAZING trip!! Great pictures! :) xo, Reannah

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Beautiful photos. Lucky you to travel abroad. . Me I just stay in the U.S. Why don't you come West. . Like Utah and see me! Thanks for sharing your trip to Spain. Hugs, Karie

Samantha said...

Such beautiful photos. It's make me itch for travel. Good luck hitting your follower goal.

Meg said...

The broken wine story gives me the sads. Did you bring back any napkins or fabrics to frame for your home??

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

Wow, amazing pictures! I bet that was an awesome trip!

Jenny said...

Love this so much! What great photos.

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Ruth Kelly said...

Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Wonderful post. Looks like you made it way over 400! I just got over 150. I enjoyed my visit. Blessings, Debbie