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Granada Day 2 & 3

Keys to the new homestead for next 3 weeks

rain 10 °C

On Monday morning we woke up at the hotel with a bit of a heavy head - we counted back 8 bars we'd been in the day before. That would explain the heavy head!

We had a bit of time before we could get the keys of our home for the next few weeks so we went for a wee drive into part of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Despite only dipping into the mountains they were very impressive and there was a fair bit of snow.

We then drove down to the apartment. Driving here isn't too bad, there's a large ring road motorway of 3 lanes each way and I'd looked up the apartment on Google Earth and streetview so i'd a good idea how to get to it.
The apartment is really nice and its in a quiet development, from the balcony you can see snow capped mountains in the distance.

We had a dander round the streets very nearby and there's a large supermarket (just 44 cents for a can of cruzcampo beer) across the road from our complex, and a sports centre with an Olympic running track and indoor pool just yards away - I think it costs just 50 cents to use the track for jogging and €2 for the pool so I'll be using those loads over the next few weeks.
Also in the neighbourhood dotted around are about 20 tapas bars or cafes, and we found an English pub where we'll probably watch the match tonight. Theres also a bar that does hundreds of bottles of beers from round the world and every time you get a beer you get a free tapa (like many bars here). They also do Paulaner Weiss on draught.

This morning (Tuesday) Mish didn't need to go to school until 11am so she drove for the first time and I sat with her.
She was nervous but she did great (the previous day we had driven to the school so we would find it easily today).
Later on I'll pick her up and she can drive back to get her used to it. It will mean she'll be able to take the car some days.
Btw, our car is a Skoda Fabia and is a strange short of grey, blue colour - I don't think potential car thieves will be attracted at all by it!

As we expected the weather is going to be pretty unsettled for the next few days - we're getting the remnants of an Atlantic storm that battered the Canaries
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/features/21658356

I'm now going to work on a job application and do some cemap studying as its pretty wet outside. It will mean when it does dry up I'll be able to go hiking nearby while Mish is in work.

Adios!
Simon

Posted by cooneys 10:18 Archived in Spain

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