Oct 22, 2009
Nov 05, 2009
So today is our last day and we are both ready to be done with it! We arrived not until noon in Alicante and we had reserved an excursion to see two towns near Alicante. One was Jalon and is famous for Muscatel wine and the other was Aleta famous for nothing except that the tour guide lives there. So this day turned out to be a double holiday in Spain and everything was closed. It was not only a Sunday but the church holiday of All Saints Day. We instead went to a small town called Gata, yes meaning female cat. There was a small bodega which sold the wine so we got to go there and taste a very tiny portion and taste almond nugget. Neither were good. Then we drove to another small town all closed up and got to have a 15 minutes to take pictures by the small river which had very little water in it and a lot of garbage. We got back on the bus and drove to Aleta to see an old church and that was locked soooo we went back to the ship and went to dinner but first I talked on the phone and managed to lose my glasses. Didn't realize it however until after dinner and then panicked and walked all around trying to find them to no avail. No one at the reception desk was very friendly and when I asked about the three different times printed about our arrival in Barcelona one girl yelled at me that I was wrong. That was the end of my happy vacation. Went back to the room and packed and Rachel went to the disco and we got 4 hours of sleep.