Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ronda, Spain

we are home.
and we had an amazing
vacation on the costa del sol!
as hannah says..
it was a nice balance of rest
and sightseeing.
we spent the first few sunny
days hanging by the pool 
and the beach.
we stayed at the marriott marbella
plenty to do for all of us.

on monday we drove up and over
a mountain to the lovely town of ronda.
with it's pont neuf (new bridge)
that was built in 1751..and took 42 years 
to construct..
and the oldest bullring in andalusia (1784)
ronda was a great day trip from marbella.
a few of us were a little queasy driving 
up the windy mountain road..
but once we arrived the views from the bridge
down through the gorge were breathtaking.
we stayed late and enjoyed a delicious
dinner of paella and tapas of course!

pretty spanish tiles

this was just ronda!
we traveled to gibraltar 
and mijas during our stay as well.
more to come this week!

while we were away,
my mom came to paris with 
her best girlfriend from high school!
they stayed here in our flat..
and when we arrived home last night
at 9 pm..
the table was set,
and my mom's spaghetti and 
meatballs were waiting for us.
thanks mom and di!
so glad you had a wonderful trip too!


  1. Well, that's a great vacay. To go somewhere beautiful and come home to a fabulous meal made by someone special!

  2. Love Will's hat. Red Sox Nation... Representing in Spain... Go Sox in Series!!

  3. but it does look amazing there!!! So happy for all of you that you had this time together in such a wonderful place!!! And way to go mom for the spaghetti and meatballs {my fave} :))


    chat soon ~


  4. It looks so gorgeous! Calgon take me away! ;) So happy that you all had such a great time (the pictures are proof--what a happy family) and that you had the pleasure of a home-cooked meal from Mom to boot (since we are never too old to love that). Will look forward to the rest!

  5. What a wonderful sunny colourful place...looks like fun! How great for your mom to stay there and then to come home to such a wonderful meal! Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures! Xo