Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Bus Tour

I should have known something was wrong as I pointed out Fuengirola's castle to San Geraldo. We were on the bus returning from the big shopping mall in town. The castle had at first been in the distance and was suddenly on the hill directly above us. I've walked to the castle a couple of times and knew it was further from home than the shopping mall. Even San Geraldo, who had never seen the castle, knew we were supposed to be heading away from it.



We had taken public transportation to the mall. Bus Line #4. For our return, without thinking, we hopped on Bus Line #1. The woman in front of us overheard our conversation. She turned around and said, "Not to worry. It goes this way first and then loops back around." She got off the bus at the next stop.

The bus got on the highway and headed west along the coast for quite some distance. Then, we turned off the highway and into the foothills. And then we took a very winding road. Fortunately, we only wound around a couple of minutes — just long enough for us to both think about the motion-sickness pill San Geraldo would have taken had we known we were going on a bus tour. We returned to the highway and headed back along the coast to Fuengirola. It turns out we weren't much more than 5 km (3 miles) from town. We now know we can take either Bus Line #4 or #1 to the shopping mall. And we got to ride on "new road" (for us). Our great adventure.







12 comments:

  1. I'm always a fan of the Unexpected Adventure!

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  2. I agree with Bob: Unexpected adventures are great and a lot of fun although they may entail some unexpected angst and/or stress at the beginning.

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    1. Kirk:
      Some of our best adventures have been the ones we've had when we've gotten "lost."

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  3. Life is full of the unexpected and usually it's very good thing!!!

    *smiles*

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  4. How exciting to live in a town that has a real castle! Sounds like you have good public transportation where you are. Take care.

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    1. Stephen:
      I'll have to explore the castle and do a blog post. A real castle, Roman ruins. Not the visible history of Sevilla, but still fascinating.

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  5. Yup, I agree with everyone else-- always up for a (safe) adventure :)

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    1. Judeet:
      You hit that right on the head. We love getting lost. We love discovering. But, we don't like taking risks with personal safety.

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  6. Exciting and fun AND you finally reached your actual destination. Or because you finally reached it. And I hope San Geraldo suffered no motion sickness.

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    1. Kristi:
      If the winding road had continue another minute, San Geraldo would have been in trouble. It all worked out perfectly.

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