On July 28 to 30, Miriam de Schweinitz, Beverly, and Scott took a two-day trip to the beautiful city of Córdoba, with a side trip to Almodóvar. We left after our shift at the temple on a Saturday afternoon and returned the next Monday evening. It was only one of two weekends for the rest of the year in which we worked on Saturday morning and didn't have a Family Home Evening or missionary activity scheduled for the next Monday.
e and inexpensive Hotel Maestre, located near the historic center of Córdoba, Spain:
ce of Christians, Jews, and Muslims (Calahorra Museum, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain):
d) across the Río Guadalquivir and the Great Mosque (Mezquita, right, background), taken from La Torre de Calahorra:
Pilar in the old district of town on our way to Church in Córdoba; we ate one of Spain's favorite morning treats--thick hot chocolate and churros:
Scott and Beverly at the branch chapel in Córdoba. Scott was the final speaker in sacrament meeting; the branch president asked him to speak on temples in preparation for the branch temple trip in August:
After church, we invited the missionaries to lunch at a nice restaurant.
on of the Great Mosque of Córdoba began in 785 AD:
Beverly and Scott in the Great Mosque of Córdoba:
In the evening we ate at an outdoor restaurant. Scott had paella, the most famous dish of Spain. This is a chicken version. Spanish food is very different from that of North Americans.
We went to a nice flamenco show. Flemenco is not a dance but rather a music style, which may include dancing. Some of the numbers we heard and watched including this dancer, singer (in white), and guitarist:
We took a day trip from Córdoba to Almodovar to see the wonderful, restored, Moorish castle
ir River and valley as viewed from the Castillo de Almodóvar del Río
Beverly stands between battlements in the Castillo de Almodóvar del Río:
We loved our trip to Córdoba and to the nearby