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    Posted: 12 October 2012 at 05:17
To All Members, Potential Members and Colleagues,
 
Just a brief note to wish everybody at FOW, a wonderful long weekend & holiday.
 
Kindest regards.
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   Same to you as well , Margi (and to all others)

  As you know we celebrate Columbus Day the previous week. 


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Dan,
 
Thanks so much for posting such a lovely photo and message.
 
Your children are adorable. Personality wise, they must take after their Dad  Thumbs Up
 
Where is this statue ?
 
We have several throughout Spain; Madrid, Cádiz, Barcelona and all are located on Plaza Colón and in Barcelona, Plaça Colom.
 
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Hi Margi!

  The statue is in Columbus, Ohio.  They not only have the statue, but also a replica of the Santa Maria docked nearby.  Thanks for the kind words.

  All the best to you and yours!
  Dan

   



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Dan,
 
Incredible children ... Beautiful ... What is so interesting that a couple of years ago, we drove up to Galicia in northwestern Spain just above Portugal, a town called Baiona, and they have a Cristobal Colón Museum on one of his ships, and it is so much similar to your photos in Colombus, minus the Ancient Fortress where the battle of Sir Drake was fought, and it is called La Fortaleza Gondomar which is now a 5 star Government Hotel Parador ( www.parador.es/ingles ).
 
Thanks so much for sharing your lovely photos.
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   Hi Margi, thanks again for the kind words.  The link wasn't working, but I just cut the last part off and it worked fine.  The land is so beautiful in Spain.  After your post I was also looking up some of the Fortresses, simply amazing to think of the long standing history of the European lands.

   I hope everything went well with the move!

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Buonasera Dan,
 
Thanks for your lovely feedback and your best wishes on our move down the street.

If you take a look at my older daughter´s website www.internationaltravel.ws/spain, you shall see my Correspondent to Spain article features on the Conquistador´s Route and the Ancient Roman Silver Route, which all started in Extremadura, and the 2 beautiful Parador Network Hotels: Jarandilla de La Vera Castle 1500s where the Emperor Carlos V lived until his own home was completed in Cuacos, 8 km. 
 
Then, there is the Monastery of Plasencia, where I provide the history which is very fascinating and this is Cherry country, very close to La Vera, where smoked pimentón Paprika is cultivated and goat cheeses from Ibores.
 
Gorgeous province  and filled with stunner farm to table cuisine.
 
Spain truly has some very beautiful monuments and reformed castles, monasteries, manor houses and palaces turned Hotel, Historic Restaurant, Museums, Cloisters, Church and some even have Spas. There are 94 of these, 50 to 60 are historic, and the others are purpose built modern.  
 
We are all packed and exhausted, so we are now both unwinding catching up on our forums.
 
Kindest and have great wkend,
Margi.
 
 
 
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     Margi, Oh my word...the view from the Cardona - Medieval Castle!  Not to mention all the other wonderful places to stay, featured at your daughter website.  She has done a real nice job conveying the land, history and foods of the land.  I had seen there was even a feature in St. Louis, nice!

     You had mentioned that you both are catching up on the forums.  I'm curious, do you wish to share what any of (both) your other interest are. 


   Have you been to the Leaning tower of Pisa?  This is on my list of places to visit sometime in my life.  While not necessarily to visit the tower, which would be nice to see, but to visit the statue of Leonardo "Fibonacci" that is supposed to be there.

   Thanks for sharing the website!

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Statue Leonardo Fibonacci - Pisa
Cementary.
 
 
 
 
Buonasera Dan,
 
Firstly; Naia had started the www.internationaltravel.ws as a tool to document her trips for her two children: Daniel who shall be two in December and Adyson who shall be five in December ... Thus, while visiting me she had asked me if I would like to be her Spanish Correspondent ... Well, of course ...
Cardona in the northwest province of Barcelona is quite beautiful too ...
 
Secondly, my versatile hobbies include: Food and Film are my passions; particularly The Classic Silver Screen; Bogart, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Laurence Olivier, Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Richard Widmark, Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Lana Turner, Eva Gardner, Tyrone Power etcetra ... I also like Modern Cinema too ...  
 
Thirdly, Travel ... I love the Mediterranean however, I am very fond of The USA & Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica and am very enchanted by South America and had lived there for 3 years; the Caribbean and the Eastern Mediterranean in particular; Spain, Portugal, Italia of course and Greece and its uncountable Islands.  
 
Wow, I also love to read, am have two books going, both classics one can say; Mexico by James Faulkner and all of  Hemmingway´s works, since it was high school that I had to read Hemmingway. NOW, I can truly appreciate his literary works and brilliance of character creating. I love THE SUN ALSO RISES ... OF COURSE I DO ...
 
On the outdoor activities; I like to sail, beach, hike, take courses in wild mushrooms and truffles, horse ride, canoe, and do absolutely nothing once in awhile except watch a sunset or sunrise ...
 
I am very versatile, and besides being a journalist, I love to read the daily newspaper and practice my languages; Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Swiss German & High German ... I also, provide the Military Rescue UME Officers with English courses every morning 7.30am to 9.30am Monday thru Friday; and assist them in passing their Official Climb the Ranks English level, required by NATO.
 
So, one can see, I like to be busy ... I also enjoy socialising and intelligent conversation, dialogue not monologue and A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR !
 
Hope this has answered ur question.
 
PISA: We were in Pisa years ago  ... We shall go to Gargano, Puglia in December ... At moment any travel is very local, the nearest provinces for example: Toledo, Segovia, Guadalajara, Cuenca and Ávila ...
 
Give me a minute to ask Fillippo, the Vet about the statue of interest ... I recall numerous statues, and this one is in the Pisa Historic Cementary. We were there in  1996 - 97.
 
He was born in Milano, Lombardia as my Nonna and dad ...
 
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   You sound like a Busy person, Margi!  Of course, maybe you have plenty of free time...and you just fill it with things you enjoy.  Congrats!

  Leonardo Fibonacci

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One of the great historic ironies:
 
When Christopher Columbus discovered America, what were the odds that he'd have done so on a holiday weekend? LOL
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Brook,
 
Big smileLOL
 
Thanks for the chuckle after a long morning of moving down the street ... Just seems the Library grows, and the Kitchenware and Culinary tools and appliances have grown too ...
 
All tucked  in 13.30 hours, between the boxes, bags, suitcases, furniture and packed up articles ... Now, it is lunch time, and off for Tapas and some good wine to wind down and chill out a bit, before handling the unpacking and hanging up ...
 
In Spain, they celebrate Hispanidad Day on the 12th, various Patron Saint Day Festivities and Colón in Cádiz, Andalusia, where he set sail from ! Go figure ...  
 
 
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