La Pedrera

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

This day can be better told by the photographs I took so I wont say much. We rushed in the morning to get ready and get breakfast saltenas before meeting the group by the bus station. Amissa insisted on wearing her knock off toms. I urged her to wear her hiking shoes. We got a bit upset when she left the house wearing the wrong shoes but we joked about seeing everyone in extreme hiking gear. We joined the well-prepared and appropriately dressed staff and students of Miguel Hernandez on this outdoor excursion to a very historic site, La Pedrera — 5km north of Jumilla. One of the teachers, Anabelin, noticed Amissa’s shoes and insisted on letting her borrow some. It was one of those “I told you so” moments.

The excursion was great. I saw, for the first time in my life, some cave paintings.  They weren’t really that impressive in terms of preservation quality but overall it was a unique experience.  There was also a really breathtaking view of the landscape from the area. It’s all in the photos.

At dusk, Alex and I went to Bodegas Alceño and picked up two bottles of the new 2012 Rosé wine which has been the talk of the town. We also got two tintos (red wine). Each bottle was €3.

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