Gratitude lately; my paean to modern living.
1. El Rocio, Granada
Saturday the 11th of May 2013 we drove an hour and a half east to Granada (capital). Living in Andalusia reminds me often of Los Angeles, where within a short distance one can reach the mountains from the shore. After meeting with the hellacious views of the protruding white-tipped Sierra Nevada mountains, we serendipitously landed in the city's center during the festival of El Rocio. A pilgrimage (walking, on horseback, or carrozas covered wagons) memorializing the virgin, Catholicism, tradition and Spaniards' general giddy and lighthearted demeanor.