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Hello and happy Friday!!
Wow - was this a long and tiring week. Not exactly sure why we gals are so knocked out, but, we are and happy the school week is coming to an end.
I was THRILLED to read in Tanya's Scoop, that she was finally reunited with her luggage yesterday!! Yay! I'm sure it was quite a relief to her as well!
Last night, I took Punkin out for her usual evening outing in the yard and could not help but notice the picturesque night sky.
With the barren trees, the full view and glow of the moon was visible and I just loved how the moon looked against the tree branches in the foreground. So -- I snapped away.
This morning I was in for a treat when I awoke to see the light, layer of snow covering the grass and trees. It was just enough to be lovely, but not to much to dust off the car and drive on the local streets.
What I love most about a fresh snow is the way it covers the bare tree branches and makes the world appear photoshopped in black and white in broad daylight!
Another Friday and another article in ThisIsTheBronx.info
This week, read all about a remarkable woman - Eunice Carter - who was on the law enforcement team that convicted Charlie "Lucky" Luciano in 1936. If it weren't for Ms. Carter's efforts, the mob kingpin might have never been brought to justice.
Eunice Carter – Fordham Law Graduate, Prosecutor, and Inspiration read more
Well, with Tanya romping around Gran Canaria yesterday and posting her full story - I thought I would tell you a bit about this island.
13 Facts About Gran Canara
I hope you enjoy Tanya's photos!
As for me, I'll be heading to get some pampering this morning - my hair is way overdue for a color treatment and blow out!
Not sure if we'll be snowed in, but if we are, at least my hair will look good!
Tanya in Las Palmas, Canary Islands - Trip Day 7
GREETINGS from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria!
Today we are visiting our second Canary Island and about to go explore Gran Canaria.
Yesterday however was all about Arrecife the capital of Lanzarote and that is what this scoop is all about...
Before we had even walked off the ship I had to bop back into our room to grab a few things and guess what was waiting for me?
My luggage had finally arrived and I was so very excited to be reconnected with my belongings!
I was already dressed for the day and had already come to terms with going another day makeup free, so I wasted no additional time and stayed as is in the outfit that was purchased in Casablanca.
After breakfast and once off of the ship we had strolled and snapped as we made our way to the nearby tourism office. We spoke with the local agent, grabbed a map and of course asked where the post office could be found.
I immediately found a shop to my liking right there at the Marina Lanzarote and had found a few items of which caught my eye. However rather than listen to my own rule of thumb and purchase them on the spot, I chose to ask what time the shop would stay open until and planned to come back on our return.
I had also taken note as to how many women’s clothing stores could be found in Arrecife - of course I’ve had my eye on this since losing my luggage. But now that my belongings are right back where they belong, I am now looking out of desire rather than necessity.
We followed a path that would lead us to the city center, but of course I am a wanderer and veered off just as soon as I spotted pictures that just so happened to be calling my name asking to be taken.
Charco de San Ginés Lago natural was the first of many stops and photo ops.
Iglesia de San Ginés was also right around the bend and a stunning sight with its white wash bell tower against the striking blue morning sky. It was already picture perfect all I had to do was press the shutter.
We walked up and down the main pedestrian street Calle Leon Y Castillo and then past Puenta de las Bolas, Castillo de San Gabriel, Museo de la memorial historica and Quiosco de la música before opting to take a hop on hop off tourist train to Castillo de San José which is beautifully repurposed as an art museum and cafe.
We then rode along the residential neighborhood of Valterra, Titerroy and La Vega before hopping off at Temàtico Park and Playa de El Reducto because this was the closest stop to the post office.
The rest of the afternoon was to consist of having a bite at the local vegan eatery The V Factor. The food was wholesome and delish!
What a great little unexpected find. We certainly considered ourselves lucky. And I’m more than happy to now share it with you in our vegan resource guide.
Afterwards we would find ourselves heading back towards Marina Lanzarote and to go make my planned out purchases only to find that the store had to close early which was a total bummer. Gahhhhh
I should've listened to my own advice of not hesitating. My loss. I hope I don't make any other stupid decisions along the way. LOL
Anyhow Las Palmas is now calling me and I must go explore yet another island!!!
Tootles until tomorrow,