S: Vacaciones de Pili en Espana 2011
BC: Hasta la prosima besita
FC: 2011 | Vacaciones de Pili en Espana
1: Espana | Summer in Spain 2011 | It's been 10 long years... but the time has finally come and I am returning to Spain and to my family.
2: The big day has come My friend Angie and I are ready for our flight to Madrid
4: The house on the left is the house I lived in with my parents when I was just a baby in Luanco. The house pictured at the bottom is in Salinas where we lived with Aunt Sofia when I was in my twenties. On the opposite page Marivi and I are standing in front of a home I lived with my parents and siblings in Salinas. The church in Luanco pictured on the opposite page is where I was baptized.
5: Places I have lived
6: La Capilla de la Luz
7: On July 25, 1964, my husband, David, and I were married in this chapel. It was a beautiful ceremony. . . a memory to be cherished forever.
9: La Capilla de la Luz
10: La Capilla de la Luz
13: Hiking with friends at Ruta de la Seimeira near Galicia
15: Castropol y Figuera A beautiful place to travel with friends
16: Pili's Surprise Birthday Party
18: More of my surprise birthday party at Marivi y Carlos' club with my family. A wonderful surprise in so many ways. It's been a long time since I could celebrate my birthday with my sisters.
21: La tabla
22: Lovely sisters
24: Dancing with beautiful friends
26: Escanciando la Sidra
27: Having a good time with my nephews
28: A visit with Pili at Marivi's house
30: My friends Maritta y Jancarlo
31: Playa de Salinas
33: Casa de Maritta y Jancarlo
34: La casa de Olga y Manolo
39: My godmother, Mercedes, and my cousins, Mari and Severiano
40: Wonderful times with my family | Muros, Espana
41: A beloved horreo, traditional Asturian grain storage building, my cousin and her husband have beautifully restored.
43: Nancy y Luis en Aviles
45: El Jardin de Marivi y Carlos
48: With my cousins Christina y Cores
51: We had a wonderful visit in Piedras Blancas with my Aunt Josefa, my father's sister-in-law, and her daughters Florentina and Josefina.
52: At Marivi's with my cousin Florentina admiring the view.
53: Lolita Visiting my sister-in-law and nephew, Nacho, in Alicante
55: My brother- and sister-in-law, Domingo and Angeles
57: Angie's sister, Maribel, with her lovely daughters
61: More of Cartagena with my friend, Pili, and her children, Rocio and Ricardo.
63: Caravaca (in Murcia)
65: Aviles | Cabo Penas (Marivi, Carlos y Cristina)
66: Luanco (top) Cabo Penas
68: Pillarno, Castrillon My husband's family Cristina, Javier, Abelina, Ladio
70: More with my husband's cousin, Abelina, and her family
72: Friends making casadielles, a delicious pastry
73: La Playa Siago
75: The Summer's Big Project
76: Tapia de Casariejo This day we went for a walk and stopped to visit a museum with all sorts of fun memories, like the shoes we wore when I was young and the metal tub we used to take a bath in.
79: Museo del Pan Mayorga, Valladolid
80: A progression in history of the making of bread | Museo del Pan
82: Museo del Pan
84: Another nice time at the Spanish Club with Marivi and all of our friends.
85: A meal shared with my dear friend, Conchita, whom I had not seen for 42 years. What good memories we have of our times together when we were young.
86: LUANCO with my cousin, Mariluz
87: M My sister's Laurita's pride and joy, the children of her two sons.
88: La Playa de Luanco
89: Yummy! Sardines!
92: A walk in La tabla
94: My little sister, Laurita, has such a fun family. Lydia is too cute with her makeup.
95: At Marivi's house with Carlitos, Ruben, Laurita, and Antonio. Antonio and Carlos are standing in the amazing greenhouse Carlos built.
97: A final time of tapas and laughs together with my family
98: My family came to see me at the airport. Hasta luego, Espana! Hola, Columbus!