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The flight of the Space House

International Space Station flies near Scorpius, Mars, and Saturn on a hot summer night.
Three not-very-wise men wave at it as it passes by.
Its inhabitants didn’t wave back at us.

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Goat Lessons Re-Learned

Warning:  Goats can be addictive.  I’m serious here.

Once you’ve welcomed these capricious creatures to your farm, once you’ve witnessed their silly antics, once you’ve given them head rubs and hugs and hung out with them in a sunny pasture while they lazed around you chewing their cud (or kept trying to squeeze onto your lap)–there’s a good possibility you’ll be hooked for life.  822 more words

La Mancha and Windmills

Our drive from the south coast of England to almost the south coast of Spain involves a journey of 2200km. A long way. We’ve made the trip many times now and are familiar with the route, the best places to stop for a coffee, or to sit and eat some of our mammoth picnic. 420 more words

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Day 13 – Overland to Madrid * Explore Toledo

Travel day…

It is first communion Sunday and our lunch restaurant was hosting 19 lunches starting around 2p.m. 329 more words


La Mancha: Windmills and Don Quijote

I think many of the people that are fond of Spanish literature has heard or read about La Mancha. Yes, it’s the place where the fictional character… 384 more words


Tilting at Windmills

At this point they came in sight of thirty forty windmills that there are on plain, and as soon as Don Quixote saw them he said to his squire, “Fortune is arranging matters for us better than we could have shaped our desires ourselves, for look there, friend Sancho Panza, where thirty or more monstrous giants present themselves, all of whom I mean to engage in battle and slay, and with whose spoils we shall begin to make our fortunes; for this is righteous warfare, and it is God’s good service to sweep so evil a breed from off the face of the earth.” 436 more words