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Trip Start Jan 10, 2006
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Sunday, February 12, 2006

This weekend i am learning that everything i thought, i thought wrong. I keep thinking that i'm on top of the world, shouting from mountain tops... but i keep discovering that i can go even higher! I absolutely love it here in Spain!

I love the windows in our bedroom. They have a screen on the outside which allow us to completely block out the light, no matter what the time of day. And we don't have to choose between one extreme or the other, we can choose to allow a little bit of light, a lot of light. I've never been able to control my windows like this, so i had no clue what i was missing! These shades on my window may have been a better invention than the flip-flop or even the front bra clasp!

Chelsea and i got out of bed and opened the windows to find blue skies again! =) Sunny sundays are wonderful in spain, because the people here observe the sabbath. With the exception of cafes catering to tourists, the stores are closed, and the streets are pretty much empty. Very few cars are out cruising, so my morning runs are much easier on my lungs.

After lunch, i got dressed up again because i had plans to meet with Lindsay before seeing Medea with the Theater boys. We got on the internet 30 mintutes or so, and then we met up with Chelsea to get some coffee. We sat outside and talked about how much fun we had the night before... laughed as we recounted some of the funnier moments (Chelsea discussing American politics with a spaniard... in broken spanish)... and said thanks for our friendship. God has blessed us with SO much here in Spain, and we are all so thankful.

Lindsay and I left to head towards the theatre, and we decided we needed some bread to sit in our stomachs before heading to the theatre. Remember that it's sabbath. We walked and walked and walked, but what we found would have been worth a 8 mile power walk in heels. An open bread store that baked fresh bread every thirty minutes! We bought a "roll" the size of my head for .30 euros! It was in the shape of a massive cinnimon roll, and was fluffy and warm. =) That was heaven. Carbohydrate Heaven.

The Lope de Vega Theater is beautiful. I didn't take many pictures because i didn't want to embarrass those i was with, but i will scour the internet for you to see. Remember the theater that the muppets hung out in? It was like that! I felt so important as we sat waiting for the play to begin.

Medea is a greek tragedy... and i have seen my share of greek tragedies (and they really aren't my favorite). This production of Medea was so unlike every tragedy i've ever seen before. The set was so versitile, and the actors were so secure in their bodies and with their voices. I beamed. The chorus was so small and simple (only an 8 member cast) but the blocking gave them a strength of 30 people! I've was so proud of the actors for what they had acheived, and their presentation left me speechless. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.

Afterwards, we all headed over to a cafe to get a beer and talk about the performance. Discussing an amazing show with students working on a PhD in theater is wonderful, by the way. I highly recommend it, if you ever get the chance! And as we were walking, the cast came in. The bar stopped, and gave them a standing ovation! =) It was so cool!

Between La Rabida, the flamenco, the sunshine, the discoteca, and medea... this weekend has been my favorite so far!

Stacey
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