We did laundry this morning then stopped for croissants and coffee. Good croissants may be my favorite food!
We checked out of our hotel and walked to Plaza España where we picked up our rental car. Traffic getting out of Madrid was bad but soon we were headed east towards Cuenca. The terrain is very different from what we saw in Andalucia. We are in the region of Castillo-La Mancha. We are seeing very few olive trees and lots of sweeping plains. For s lot of our drive the highway was right next to the high speed rail line.
In Cuenca we are staying in a Parador that is a former monastery on the edge of Huécar Gorge overlooking Cuenca’s Casas Colgadas or Hanging Houses.
This is the bar where we had our welcome drink.
For dinner I started with truffled eggs, potatoes, and grilled peppers.
Duke had salmon for the main course and I had calamari.
For desert I had mouse and Duke had manchego cheese ice cream.