I know, and I’m on my knees to ask your forgiveness. It’s been too long. But, gentle reader, I’m going to make it up to you with Granada posts one and two. I’ll begin the tale of our adventure with this: You must go. I don’t care what else is on your bucket list. A blend of Spanish Catholic history and Spanish Islamic history that goes down like a really smooth cognac, Granada is a mystery worth unwrapping. Let me explain through photos.


After a three hour drive from Cartagena Amy, our friend from New Mexico, Andrew, and I arrived in Granada. We initially wandered around with mouths hanging open, tongues lolling.


Well rested and mouths still agape, we rose the next morning and headed straight for the Alhambra, one of Spain’s historical gemstones.





We started in the gardens of the Alhambra with a tour bus of Koreans. A hundred accidental photo bombs later we snuck off to the more secluded rose gardens. (You get caught in their photos because they all brought their iPads to take photos with, which is like holding up a cookie sheet to take a photo.)


Here they are. You can’t help but love them.


Here’s a great photo of the iconic Alhambra fortress. By this point Cat had taken 600 photos and it was 11am. The camera was smoking.


DSC_0104 DSC_0105 DSC_0106 DSC_0107DSC_0115 DSC_0116DSC_0130DSC_0142DSC_0147 DSC_0152 DSC_0158DSC_0183 DSC_0195
DSC_0209 DSC_0215 DSC_0223

DSC_0262 DSC_0265 DSC_0283
DSC_0298 DSC_0301 DSC_0308
DSC_0316 DSC_0330 DSC_0323DSC_0337DSC_0339DSC_0343 DSC_0355DSC_0360 DSC_0363 DSC_0369DSC_0407

DSC_0409 DSC_0418DSC_0431 DSC_0435DSC_0442 DSC_0443
Lucky you! There are more photos coming in Granada Part Two. Thanks for traveling with us.


Kate and Amy, SL

Song of the Day: Rasta la Vista | René Aubry 

Spanish Word of the Day: Berenjena | Eggplant



4 thoughts on “Granada

  1. I’m so glad to see your post! I’ve thought of you often and hoped all was well! Looks like you’re still enjoying your adventure–GORGEOUS pictures!! Thanks so much for sharing–looking forward to Part 2!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s