This morning when we woke up it was pouring rain. After breakfast we left Córdoba and drove to Granada. We saw lots and lots of olive trees and it rained the whole way.
The Alhambra in Granada is one of the top sites in Spain. It is very special. Duke has been to Granada four times before and I have been here three times.
Every time we have visited we have thought how wonderful it would be to stay at the Granada Parador which is actually inside the Alhambra. We usually have coffee in the bar and daydream. But the Granada Parador is the most expensive hotel in the Parador system. It usually costs at least $400 a night to stay in the Granada Parador. But this time Duke found a special deal to stay here for one night for much less. It’s very exciting, something I’ve really wanted to do.
We went out exploring, then had our welcome drinks and played cards.
Dinner in Spain is late. Our reservation at the Parador restaurant was for nine. Before dinner we went out to explore a bit more. Being able to have the Alhambra to yourself at night is one of the big advantages of staying here.
For dinner I had veal, Duke had lamb stew, and Roger and Gayle had sea bass. it was a perfect end to a perfect day.