Jennifer and Sophie Braverman take yearly mother/daughter trips and visited us in London, July 2019. We invited them to visit us in Seville and husband/father Igor was able to get the time off to accompany them. They left Boston the evening of 14 February expecting to arrive in Seville the next afternoon. Unfortunately they left Boston an hour and a half late which caused them to miss their connection in Lisbon. As all flights were fully booked for the rest of the day they had to stay in Lisbon overnight and take an early morning flight from Lisbon to Madrid with a very tight connection on to Seville. They made the connection but their luggage did not. They finally arrived in Seville about 20 hours late sans baggage and with a very busy day already planned and booked.
Jen and Sandy had scheduled a Flamenco lesson at 11am which was rescheduled to 5pm so we headed out for a little tour of Barrio Santa Cruz or the old Jewish sector.
Jim accompanied Sophie, Jen and Sandy to their Flamenco lesson to take pictures while Igor stayed home waiting for their lost luggage to be delivered. The class was held in a small renovated garage studio in Barrio Santa Catalina just a little northwest of our home. The three girls picked up the moves quite well as you can see in the video below.
After two days of traveling and a busy afternoon you can see Sophie collapsing onto the floor at the end of this video.
In the next video she is completely gone, sound asleep in spite of the music and loud foot moves.
We had told Sophie about the moat around the old tobacco factory, now University of Sevilla where the stray cats hang out and she really wanted to see the cats. Igor and Jim took her to see the cats while Jennifer and Sandy walked to Plaza España.
Last full day in Seville and Sophie is over her illness. They take a tour of the bull ring but can’t go out into the ring due to preparation for an upcoming event.
Sophie’s favorite spot in Seville was the moat with the stray cats. The answer to how many is three. Igor and Jennifer loved Seville as much as we do and are planning on returning someday. We really enjoyed our alone time with Sophie while Jen and Igor were able to spend rare alone time for themselves.
We are septuagenarians doing our best to set an example as to what a good retirement looks and feels like. Feel free to travel along on a very personal journey with us. Just remember that the destination is not important, it is the journey that counts.
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