Deliverance... Wrong Turn.... The Hills Have Eyes.
Trip Start Jun 02, 2011
26Trip End Jul 06, 2011
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We left this morning, from Logrono at right about 8:30. We wanted to get an early start because we had about a 6.5 hour drive ahead of us, according to websites and people. We were heading to "Feas, Spain", which is literally, “Ugly, Spain”, which is where Mom's friend from Panama, Rogelio, was born and has a house we could stay in from free. He lives in Panama still but his aunt lives here, and random people from his family stay in this house every once in a while. So anyway, good thing we looked it up, because you think there’d only be one town stupid enough to name itself ugly. No, I found at least three. Two “Feas” and one “Fea”. So uglies and ugly. We called Rogelios aunt, Elisa, and found which one it was and discovered it was a shorter drive than we originally thought (we thought 7.5, but yay only 6.5), the night before
We left around 8:30. We went to a little bakery to get breakfast, but it was ONLY a bakery (so no coffee) and really only had sweets, so I didn’t get anything. We got out of Logrono, and then stopped at a road stop for coffee and so I could get a bocadillo (steak sandwich for breakfast, yes please!). We got there at just the right time because a tour bus pulled up right after we paid. So Mom and Madison ran to the bathroom for a final pee, then we left right as the hordes of old Spanish men and women piled into the road stop restaurant/café thing. Then, lots of long, boring, bleh driving. It was pretty, but just long. We stopped for lunch at a roadstop thing again, that was by far THE BEST road stop restaurant we’ve eaten at. Price for amount of food for quality of food was the best of any restaurant. It was super cheap, super good, and a lot. For our first plate, I got white asparagus wrapped with jamon iberico. Yum, especially because the white asparagus is grown and Spain so it was super fresh, and of course jamon iberico is from here. Anna got something I don’t remember, and Madison and Mom got a delicious bean and meat soup (Fabada?). It was the best. Then for our second plates, Mom, Madison, and I all got a piece of fresh ham, that was kind of like a cut that you’d get at IHOP or something, but fresher and bigger and delicious. Anna got something that I’ve had in Chile that I loved – ham and cheese breaded and fried. It’s not like a croquette, it’s still ham and cheese shaped, like a sandwich. They are good though. Everything came with homemade potato chips. We had a desert of ice cream (Madison and I) or lemon custard (Anna and Mom).
The drive to Feas, was pretty, and really only took us about 5.5 hours
For dinner, Mom made fried rice because we are so sick of eating out. We made a vat o’ fried rice. Seriously, she made about 18 cups of rice. Then we can just eat it for every meal we’re in Feas, and only eat out when we have too. Thank god. We also got some fresh picked lettuce from Elisa’s garden. 5 heads of it, to be exact. After dinner, the girls went on a walk to follow the creepy trail behind the house, I typed up this blog, and Mom started wash.