Is that a toilet brush or are you just happy to see me? #travel #Spain #humor; Barb Taub

Spain – Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches

“Visit us in Spain! It will be so relaxing.”

An old friend was recovering from surgery and needed to escape her regular life which (on an intensity scale of 1-10) she generally lived at about 12.5. I pointed out my old blog post here which described our idyllic holidays in rural Spain every July and suggested it would be a relaxing place for her recovery.

The only sounds she would hear, I assured her, were the stream that had once powered the old mill we rented, the cow bells, and the occasional rooster. We could retreat from the summer heat to the pool or the cool interior of the mill with its three-foot thick stone walls. And we’ll take trips to gorgeous historical cities nearby like Salamanca and Avila.

Yup. That’s what I said.

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