Elisa's Daily Scoop
Hey - does it feel like Monday or what?!
But, it's Tuesday and the first official day of the week.
Kids got off to school without a hitch and I'm off to get my day started.
If you checked in yesterday, you may remember I had ordered movie tickets online for Angry Birds.
Ok, well, it was not my first choice (to say the least). Not really focusing that it was a holiday and raining and that many other people had the same idea to hit the movies - it was a MOB SCENE!!
There was no parking in the lot of the movie theatre; the theatre itself was packed and considering that we were relegated to pretty terrible seats, I decided to ask for a refund.
Instead, we walked next door and had a deelish dinner at Season's 52.
I had asparagus soup (which was not as good as I had anticipated) and an appetizer portion of Meyer lemon and sweet pea ravioli which was incredibly yummy.
Gianna had a crunchy barbecue chicken salad filled made of romaine lettuce, corn, sunflower seeds and tomatoes.
Kelsey stuck with her usual flatbread pizza.
We all indulged in Season's 52 "mini indulgences" to end the meal!
Tanya was unable to post yesterday due to wifi issues.
Let's take a look at some facts about Seville, where Tanya was traveling this week...
16 Fun Facts About Seville, Spain
1. Seville is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville, Spain.
2. It is the fourth-largest city in Spain and the 30th most populous municipality in the European Union.
3. Its Old Town, the third largest in Europe with an area of 4 square kilometers.
4. The Old Town has three contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies.
5. . The Seville harbour, located about 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean, is the only river port in Spain.
6. Seville was founded as the Roman city of Hispalis.
7. It later became known as Ishbiliya after the Muslim conquest in 712.
8. During the Muslim rule in Spain, Seville came under the jurisdiction of the Caliphate of Córdoba before becoming the independent Taifa of Seville.
9. The city was ruled by the Muslim Almoravids and the Almohads until finally being incorporated into the Christian Kingdom of Castile under Ferdinand III in 1248.
10. In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan departed from Seville for the first circumnavigation of the Earth.
11. Seville has 11 districts, further divided into 108 neighborhoods.
12. Seville is a hotbed for flamenco dance, especially in the Triana neighborhood.
13. Many operas have been set in the city, including those by such composers as Beethoven (Fidelio), Mozart (The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni), Rossini (The Barber of Seville) and Bizet "(Carmen)"
14. The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, better known as Seville Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Seville. It is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world.
15. The tomb of Cristobal Colón (Christopher Columbus) is buried in Sevilla´s mighty Gothic cathedral.
16. Within only two weeks in Seville take place the two most important festivities of this city: Holy Week (Semana Santa), Easter Week, with its world-famous processions, and the April Fair of Seville (Feria de Abril), the Flamenco-event in the land.
Looking forward to hearing back from Tanya today!
Back tomorrow with some local places to visit!!
Tanya's Daily Scoop