This past weekend we and explored a town, about 2 hours away from us, called Ronda. It is situated in a mountainous area and there is a river that runs through and carves out this really cool canyon that the city perches upon. Anyways, Ronda is a pueblo blanco (white-washed town) that has a lot of history. The first place we checked out was the bull-ring. Ronda has the oldest bullfighting ring in Spain--it was built in the 1700s. It was kind of fun to go and see some of the behind the scenes stuff--we saw where they kept the bulls, how they get them out into the rings, then in the museum we saw all kinds of different bullfighting outfits and capes--it was fascinating! I think the kids' favorite part was pretending to be bullfighters or the bull in the bullring!
|Kailey and I posing like a matador|
|Me with the bull|
|Sitting in the bullring|
|Where they keep the bulls right before the fights|
|In the bullring--Kailey pretending to be the bull|
|Eric as the bull|
|It was amazing to look down-this is the "new" bridge|
|The gorge below|
Finally we ended the day playing on a playground that we parked by--we have to test out the playgrounds wherever we go!! We had a great day and Ronda was such an interesting place to go visit!