Conference in Spain Aug 2011

Zaragoza, Spain (here is their National Anthum-click pause when required)

 

As you notice, Zaragoza is closer to France than to the south. It does not look like it here, but Madrid (the capital) is the same distance away from Zaragoza as Barcelona.

Ray Raymond waited in line as I sat down - I still had a walking cast on my right leg.

Train station in Zaragoza.

On the 20th 0f Aug, we had a day where we could get acclimatized to the time zone we were in and see the sites that this city had to offer.

For more on this beautiful city click here

On the 21st August, Ray and I ventured into Calatayud.

Click here for a few pictures of that day

The 22nd was a blur with a lot of work being done. On the 23rd though we went for an outing. That night we also had a traditional Spanish supper.

Left to right: Ray Raymond, Pierre Tassé, Jerome de Leeuw (the boss), Pablo Martin (The Host) and Skip Williams (absent was Ken Gaines as he had same friends that were in Spain)

For pictures of the rest of the day of the 23rd of August, click here

On the 24th August I headed for Barcelona.

No, this was my second stop..

This is what I was seening from the hotel room

For other pictures of the day click here

On the 25th, I had a long day ahead of me and the weather was holding out. It was a beautiful day. I caught the first tour bus out (9am :( ) and made my way through barcelona. There are pictures that I would have loved to take and places that I would have loved to go and visit or climb, but you must remember that I was being hampered by a "walking cast" and maneuvering around with a cane plus my camera. If I felt like an easy target for vandals...you are right. So I kept to the main roadways where there were people-ergo, not my normal picture taking quality.

For the day's events click here

All in all, Spain was a great place to visit. I would go back.