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(a) View of Lake Avandaro

(a) View of Lake Avandaro

The evening view from our wonderful hostess's front yard--the beginning of a perfect escape from the city.


(b) More

(b) More

More wine, more cheese, more bread, more conversation...


(c) Mouth-watering

(c) Mouth-watering

Another serving of love.


(d) Sobremesa

(d) Sobremesa

Something so dearly Spanish and Latin: the "sobremesa," after dinner conversation, literally "over table."


(e) Listening

(e) Listening


(f) Good Morning!

(f) Good Morning!

The view greeting us in the morning.


(g) What? Seasons?

(g) What? Seasons?

Like alpine sub-tropics, roses and bougainvillea add color to the pine-forested valley.


(h) Towering

(h) Towering

Mountains and spires, the feeling they both induce is akin to lift.


(i) Town

(i) Town

White walls and terra cotta roofs, the town's motif.


(j) Shop

(j) Shop

Guarding one's wallet is a difficult thing to do here.


(k) Pine Needle Baskets

(k) Pine Needle Baskets

The craft market boasts the local wonder: sweet, fragrant baskets woven of long pine needles.


(l) Dove

(l) Dove

An appropriate symbol for the peace emanating from the Carmelite convent.


(m) Moorish Memory

(m) Moorish Memory

A moorish influence pervades the eclectic and beautiful set of buildings at the convent.


(n) As the Deer

(n) As the Deer

Yet more loveliness at the convent.


(o) Beautiful End

(o) Beautiful End

Loathe to say goodbye, one last photo together for memory's sake.