Equestrian art and sherry...

Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
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Trip End Aug 31, 2013


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Flag of Spain  , Andalusia,
Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy 8th birthday, RUSTY!!!

Woke up super early and rushed off to the station. I scouted out the way. Well, we had walked to the train and bus stations the day prior so we kinda knew where they were. Steve mentioned something about not going the right way and when we go there, he said, "This is the train station." Yeah, ok, and... Oops, we were suppose to go to the bus station. Oh well, there was a train leaving in an hour so we had time for breakfast and coffee! Besides, the train is better...

Our friend, George, mentioned that he saw the famous dancing Spanish horses of Jerez on a travel show. We thought about going and since it was in the direction of travel, we made a stop. Unfortunately the actually dancing shows are only on certain days. We were able to see them practice, saw the horses up close, went through a few museums/palace and had half the day left.

We knew that Jerez is also known for its sherry. (Never heard of it prior to looking into the horses, not that we drink sherry though!) While strolling around, we saw barrels on display, advertising Tio Pepe. It must have been the largest bodega so we went for a tour and tasting. The guide we had was cool and let us take some pictures. We weren't suppose to but without pictures, Steve and I would not remember a thing! (That was a bit of a bummer at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, you can't take pictures of the horses within the covered ring as they work on their moves.)

The town of Jerez de la Frontera is small and quiet. We found time to rest up a bit and just chill out. What a relief from the fast places of the larger cities!
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