El Jefe y Keli

I couldn't love our neighborhood more. Seriously. It reminds me of living in San Francisco in the early 90's and in Seattle's Belltown in the mid 90's. In San Francisco in the Haight or in the Aves, you could catch Robin Williams working out new material in one club or another. In Seattle, you could … Continue reading El Jefe y Keli

Aprendiendo Espanol – Dia Nueve

Some of this post will be in Spanish. It might not be perfect but now that I’ve been studying Spanish for 9 whole days, I think I’m ready to try to convey my deepest thoughts in my new-found language. I must first apologize to my Mom and Mrs. Taylor, who has lived next door to … Continue reading Aprendiendo Espanol – Dia Nueve

Sometimes

Moving to Valencia was made easier, I'm convinced, because we left Seattle two years earlier for Arizona. I had taken a new job knowing it wasn't the end of the line. So we were out of our comfort zones for quite awhile before we packed up and moved across the world. Arizona wasn't politically our … Continue reading Sometimes

Massage Buffet

I've only had a couple of massages in Spain. The first two were while I was walking the Camino and really needed them. Sometimes Albergues offered them and other times hotels or shops in the town would post signs in the Albergue and the prices were always really good. When I stayed at 'Casa Magica' … Continue reading Massage Buffet

Weekend Doings

It was Father's Day weekend in the US - so that's the one we celebrate here. Back in March, they celebrated Padre Dia on a Monday and it was a bank holiday. But we're sticking with what we know. On Friday night, we went to a local bar and watched the World Cup Match between … Continue reading Weekend Doings

Random Crap

Everyday I learn new things. Most of them are small but this one was sort of large so I thought I would pass this and some of the other stuff we've gleaned lately. Because when things are different, it helps to know about them in advance so as to avoid confusion and delay. I went … Continue reading Random Crap

Court Jester

The saying goes 'In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King.' That saying is playing out in our household every day. It seems I have been the anointed one. Sort of. With my horrible Spanish, I am put forward by Jeff and Emilie to ask for directions, make dinner reservations, speak to … Continue reading Court Jester

It Really is That Special

Every day  it seems we love living in Valencia more. The weather, the people, the scenery. And, lets face it, the cost of living doesn't hurt. But the biggest things we love is the people. Everyone is so nice. I'm not sure how that is possible, but people help us with everything, every day. They … Continue reading It Really is That Special

Never Give Up

Sometimes things just take time. Language barriers can be a big issue. Especially when health issues are involved. Yeah, I've had that little issue with a kidney stone a few weeks ago. After that, I decided I was well enough to go all the way to Germany with Jeff to get his motorcycle. Maybe not … Continue reading Never Give Up

Tribunal de las Aguas

A while back, I learned of the Tribunal de las Aquas. AKA The Water Board. No, not that kind of 'water board'. There is no torture, and liquid never makes an actual appearance. But it is all about the water rights of the Valencian Plateau and the 'Waterlands' herein. To recap, this is the oldest … Continue reading Tribunal de las Aguas