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Walking to Ugíjar

In Active Living by Jamie1 Comment

Every morning while Susan and I are sipping coffee and waiting for sunrise, the street lights of the white villages beckon us from the coastal mountain range across the valley.  The largest village, in the …

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“Start Where You Are Today”

In Active Living by Jamie6 Comments

First thing each morning Susan and I head out to the Royal Gardens.  A morning walk with exercise is our favorite activity of the day.  This morning, though, we were each feeling creaky and sore.  …

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The Importance of Small Pleasures

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We resurfaced from the Covid-19 confinement of nearly two months with a renewed appreciation and soft spot in our hearts for the city parks of Valencia.  They represent our little “snippet” of nature until we …

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Fiscal, Aragón: A Quiet Village in the Spanish Pyrenees

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Late last year when our friends Mat and Kat asked if we’d like to escape from Valencia with them for three weeks in March, we jumped at the chance.  Not only would we miss the …

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A Day on Blue Bikes in Valencia

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After three days of walking Valencia’s old city (Ciutat Vella) and the surrounding neighborhoods our feet were more than ready for a rest, so we decided to tour the outer ring of Valencia by bike. …

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I Didn’t Know “Squat” About Getting in Shape

In Active Living by Susan2 Comments

Jumping at the local school’s playground has added tremendous leg strength. Gentle cycling is more fun when you’re really fit. When I told people we were planning a trip to cycle eight days and carry …