For the record: LaDonna’s 18th birthday was yesterday and she graduated from high school today.
Our last beach day in southern Spain. We went to Cabopino, just down the highway toward Marbella. Dad suggested it because there’s a nude beach right next to it.
“I’m going to need specific directions to the nudie beach so I don’t accidentally go there. You’d better write it down.”
So he and Kenny hiked over there to check out the booty, and Mom, Bocci and I walked down the hill through the construction site to the lounge chairs. It wasn’t long before someone came along to collect rent -- $3.00 apiece. The sun was strong; just about the first day without storm clouds. But it was extremely windy and I had goosebumps the whole time.
The hotel (or someone) was busy dredging out the little harbor right in front of us, and a full dumptruck would rumble across the sand every five minutes. Made for interesting ambiance (and treacherous sand castle building for the little British kids).
We had leftovers for lunch, then cleaned up and went for a relatively early dinner. First we went to Fuengirola to get a picture of Guillermo’s building and the restaurant. Then we stopped at Habitat to say goodbye to Javier.
We drove up the hill to Mijas, a small village on the cliffs above the lower coastal cities. It’s kind of the American quarter, but the town proper is as old-time Spain as we saw.
Ken took us on a “tour” of the town -- meaning we retraced the route they had taken Tuesday, only this time they knew what they were getting into. The streets were so narrow and the turns so sharp that you expected to be entirely walled in at any moment.
We parked near a large town square and walked arund the touristy shops for half an hour. A very unoccupied waiter coaxed us into his patio cafe, where we had a nice dinner. We apparently took too long for his liking, though, an even though we were his only customers all night, he got pretty impatient. The food was okay, and the prices were great.
Home to pack and off to bed early because tomorrow we’re heading north toward Barcelona.