Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Yo Ho Ho For An OREO

When San Geraldo and I traveled around the USA, no road trip was complete without a package of OREO Cookies. I found them being sold in the train station in Málaga, and I of course bought them for our rail trip. We must be home.

"PLEASE DON'T FIDDLE WITH THE OREO MIDDLE...
'CAUSE THERE'S NOT ANOTHER MIDDLE LEFT TO FIDDLE WITH."
SPANISH OREOS COME WITH INSTRUCTIONS. I WONDER IF AMERICAN OREOS DO THE SAME.

A new plumber was here yesterday. We have two working toilets, three more holes in our walls, and no more water running down the wall (at least not right now). That's as far as we've gotten. Still loads of mold. I'm getting out the hedge trimmers. No thermostatic control on the water heater and no technician in sight. But we just fantasize about our move to the sea (while we prepare all our documents for our departure from our apartment in Sevilla). No complaints (well, none worth listening to).

OUR NEW ROOMS WITH VIEWS IN FUENGIROLA.
STANDING THURSDAY ON SOON-TO-BE-OUR TERRACE, LOOKING IN ALL DIRECTIONS.
The train ride home, as I mentioned, was a pleasure. I was frustrated by the fact that I couldn't open a window or get outside to take pictures (not that I would have any realistic expectation of that being possible). However, when I downloaded my photos, I decided shooting through the reflecting train windows produced an oddly abstracted, animated, impressionistic, expressionistic, surreal look. So, I'm happy.

WAITING FOR THE COMMUTER TRAIN (CERCANÍA) TO TAKE US FROM FUENGIROLA TO MÁLAGA.

DOWNWARD DOG AT A STATION ALONG THE WAY FROM MÁLAGA TO SEVILLA.

OZ-LIKE.

SUCH BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE.

AN ABANDONED OLIVE OIL REFINERY.

30 comments:

  1. That`s `no bull`! Well here you go! This is going to be a change from, a good one, from the plaza. But another `plaza` I guess.
    Loved that candid shot of downward dog and man....lovely colours. Great light there for photos from the train....I see what you mean.

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    1. Jim:
      I figured you guys would enjoy the colors!

      I'm very excited about our next home.

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  2. I googled Fuengirola on the Alboran Sea. Things seem to be coming together. "Preparing documents for our departure"....is that time consuming? Downward dog....love the colours and surreal nature of the composition. Hey...you should take more pics like this...very very cool!

    Ron

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    1. Ron:
      The "documents for our departure" were a three-page cover letter and a 13-page log of the last month (all in Spanish)... yep, time-consuming... and stressful. But signed, sealed, and delivered and hour ago. I'll try for these quirky photos in the future. Lots of fun. Couldn't believe I caught downward dog!

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  3. What lovely views you will have! I am so happy for you and San Geraldo - you both deserve the best. Looking forward to hearing about your move prep and "the Move".

    I LOVE Oreos, too! I dunk them in milk till they get soft. Although, when I'm in a hurry (or don't have milk) I eat them dry.

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    1. Jo:
      I'm not a dunker, but San Geraldo is! Lots more lovely views to come!

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  4. What's the bull about? Seems we saw this same outdoor "advertisement" when traveling in Mexico, but I can't remember what it was for. Anyway... not sure when you're moving, but your new locale sure looks good. And.... it's only a train ride away from Sevilla.... hmmmm... do you get my drift?

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    1. Odd Essay:
      That's the "Osborne Bull." It started in 1956 as advertising for the Osborne sherry company (a brandy of Jerez de la Frontera). It has since become the unofficial national symbol of Spain.

      I not only GET your drift, I LIKE your drift. Looks like we'll be living on the beach by the end of February. So, maybe we can see you here and there!

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  5. Remember in winter Fuengirola is a nice place, lots of older people spending the months there, in summer however it's flooded by tourists. That beach in front of you will look like sardines in suntan oil.

    Anyway, just have a good time, I know you both make the best of it.

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    1. Peter:
      Yep, we're aware of the tourist crowds during summer... especially August. Fortunately, we've got a private pool when we don't want to have to brave the masses.

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  6. Beautiful pictures. Wasn't Picasso born in Malaga?

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    1. Stephen:
      Picasso's childhood home is now a museum and Málaga is also home to the Picasso Museum, among many other art museums. Can't wait to explore them all!

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  7. Great photos-- especially the building in the downward dog photo :)))

    Are you going to miss the great friends you've made in Sevilla? You write so fondly of them.

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    1. Judeet:
      Oh, yes, it is not going to be easy to leave Sevilla. We have made some really incredible friends in our short time here. Some tears have already been shed by some. Crud!

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  8. I used to live on the ocean in Nova Scotia. I still miss it, even though that was the cold North Atlantic! I'm envious of your move to the seaside. What beautiful photos!!

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    1. Knatolee:
      For me, there's nothing more relaxing than the sound and view of the sea. I used to love to walk on the beach when it was covered with snow... but I'm glad our new beach will never be in that condition!

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  9. Oh. My.God. Your new view! Speechless, I am. And the photos taken from the train have an air about them, you're right. What beautiful sun-drenched buildings and landscape! I lived by the sea ten years ago, God I miss it. Can't afford to live there now, alas!

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    1. Judith:
      My computer desktop image is now one of those view photos. I guess I won't be needing that in a month or so when all I have to do is look up from my computer! Wonderfully, it's a lot cheaper for us to live by the beach (a LOT cheaper) than to live here in Sevilla.

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  10. Great photographs. Looking forward to reading all about your next adventure. xox

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  11. have you ever had OREO truffles? I have them at christmas time.

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    1. Spo:
      I've never even heard of OREO truffles. I'll be they're good. I suppose, since you have them at Christmas time, they don't count as dessert either!

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    2. I never touch dessert -
      http://www.food.com/recipe/oreo-truffles-87967

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    3. Spo:
      And I never MAKE dessert. But I'll look at the recipe anyway... although that's getting awfully close to cooking.

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    4. Do tell me if you make them: OREO gives me a royalty if you like them.

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    5. Spo:
      If I would make them, OREO should give you a medal!

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  12. These pictures are wonderful. I think I want to be taking a walk in the Oz one...May all go well with your plans, though I know you will miss your good friends in Sevilla......

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    1. Kristi:
      I really wanted to get off the train and take a walk in Oz myself. Plans are going very smoothly (and quickly!). But, you're so right. We will really miss our friends in Sevilla. We have been so fortunate.

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  13. I love OREO biscuits love the pictures here.

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    1. the cuby poet:
      They sound so much classier when you call them biscuits -- as opposed to the American "cookie." Here they're called galletas. Very elegant.

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