|Hotel pool overlooks beach and ocean|
|The ancient city walls of Ronda|
|Ronda has the oldest bullring in the world|
We did take 2 day trips. One to the city of Ronda. Though there is evidence of prehistoric settlements from the Neolithic Age in the area, the town was originally settled by Celts and later Romans. Aside from its history, Ronda is best known for famous summer residents they used to entertain like Orson Wells and Ernest Hemingway who were drawn by the town's famous bull fights.
The other trip through the Andalucian countryside included a stop at an olive oil factory. With over 300 million olive trees (some as old as 1,000 years), Spain is the leading producer and exporter of olives and olive oil. Making oil from olives is not unlike making wine from grapes. Depending upon the quality of the oil, 4 - 11 kilos (kilo = 2.2 pounds) are necessary to make one kilo of olive oil.
GOOD FOR A LAUGH: A blind man sat down next to a Jewish man in the park during Passover. The Jew is eating his lunch and offers a matzah cracker to the blind man. He touches it for a moment and says, “Who writes this crap?”Geri's website