After a breakfast of Churro’s dipped in warm chocolate (I’m not kidding) we piled into the car and headed for Ronda, Spain one of the many small towns that comprise the ‘white villages’ of Spain. After a bit of mucking around to find a place to stay, we settled in to discover the town. Featured in “For Whom the Bell Tolls” the main bridge in Ronda is truly amazing. It’s a wonder it was built considering the gorge it spans and many lost their lives in its building, including the architect. Ronda is also home to the one of the oldest bull rings in Spain, a well preserved Moorish Bath house and right outside of town, Franco’s headquarters.
After our wanderings, we headed straight into a small world experience. Happening onto a small piazza with a great view on our way to dinner, we decided to stop for a drink. As we sat down, the woman at the table next to ours graciously asked if we would like our picture taken together. Realizing they were American, we asked where they were from and almost didn’t believe the answer of Denver, CO and spent the next hour delighted to talk to someone from home.