We decided to head to Toledo
this weekend. It’s been recommended from folks we personally know as well as it’s in Lonely Planet’s Top 25 for Spain (which will not be the last post on us hitting a top 25). I had planned an elobrate trip via bus, metro subway and high-speed train to get us here. The transportation was nearly the cost of the hostel for 2 nights. An impromptu “beer thirty” lead to us renting a car. It seemed a no-brainer to decline the extra car rental coverage offering to lower the deductible. When I got in to drive to the nearest store to buy kid booster seats seemed like a bad idea. I forgot all the cars are manual transmissions, ok not a huge deal — once I figured out where reverse actually was and that there were 6 gears. I forgot how tightly packed these Spainards seem to be able to park, that was a bigger deal. I was exuberant when the folks in front of me drove away! But a few round-abouts and a few practice reverses and I was set to go. We found ourselves a “super-Walmart” type store and it was AMAZING!!! We went to get car seats for kids but it I mean it was amazing!
, things we have been missing were all before our eyes! Black beans! White t-shirts! Panty liners! Taco seasonings! It may well have been good enough to call it a successful long-weekend without even visiting a Lonely Planet Top 25 sight!
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