Today I went to school.Ã‚Â My first class of the day was like study hall and a few of the kids wrote out slang frases for me and translated them.Ã‚Â I will post some later but they are funny, dirty, and very sexual.Ã‚Â All this time the teacher is listening to mp3Ã‚Â´s in his headphones.Ã‚Â I then had the class of Spanish Lititure.Ã‚Â I did not understand any of this and the teacher was strict and ignored the Americans completly.Ã‚Â We then had English class which was fun.Ã‚Â The students were learning articals such as a-an-theÃ‚Â The Americans would read sentences and fill in the blank. We also found an error on the worksheet.Ã‚Â I have the worksheet and will post it later when i can scan it.Ã‚Â
The American students then went out on the town for about 2 hours while everyone else was finishing school. We went shopping and just walked it was a good time.Ã‚Â For lunch we had fish and I tried some and it was ok but they knew I did not like fish so I had beef.Ã‚Â I also had my first Siesta today it was nice. I then went and took about 70 photos of their house and the surrounding area.Ã‚Â It is very beautiful with olive groves and hills.Ã‚Â There are also wild flowers.Ã‚Â I wish the sun would shine. It would make the photos so much bette.Ã‚Â Tonight we are going to a movie and dinner.Ã‚Â I will try and update with some photos later.Ã‚Â
Today was the first day we went to school. It was very interesting.Ã‚Â The school has several different buildings that you have to walk from building to building outside.Ã‚Â In classes it is loud and many students do not care. Today I went to math and learned some advanced alegbra with some trig thrown in.Ã‚Â I understood most of it.Ã‚Â It was stuff I had done in the past.Ã‚Â I also went to grammer class in which he teacher included the students in class a good amount. He had us pronounce words.Ã‚Â The room has monitors on which a program runs that pronounces words.Ã‚Â It is British english and we were Americans so we had different pronounciations it was very cool.Ã‚Â We had the oposite lesson as the Spanards did.Ã‚Â It was difficult.Ã‚Â I also got my money changed finially today and went shopping.Ã‚Â I bought shorts and a shirt.Ã‚Â Today for lunch we had meat balls with sause.Ã‚Â It was very good and I at 10 meat balls.Ã‚Â
Ã‚Â The photos below are of Madrid.Ã‚Â I will try to get some of Toledo up as well in the next day or so.Ã‚Â
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I think its the 4th day.Ã‚Â I am doing so much they are starting to blend together.Ã‚Â I am with my Spanish family now and things are going great.Ã‚Â Yesterday we were going to go bowling but the bowling ally was very full about 200 people.Ã‚Â Instead we took photos of the city at night which was cool.Ã‚Â Today Julia, her boyfriend, another friend and I went around the city all day.Ã‚Â We went to the cathedral which was very intricate and amazing.Ã‚Â We ate lots of good food especially the bomba a potato that is mashed then breaded and fried with a sause on it. I also had a pocket sandwich similar to a gyro.Ã‚Â It was great.Ã‚Â I saw other people from my group around town and said hi.Ã‚Â Tomorrow I am going to school and I am excited.Ã‚Â
Segovia is a great city.Ã‚Â El Aquaducto is very cool.Ã‚Â It is amazing that it is still standing after all of these years.Ã‚Â I had a great lunch of Tortilla Espanola con papas.Ã‚Â It has been raining all day and this evening after we went to the flaminco show it rained very hard.Ã‚Â We took the metro so we would not get as wet.Ã‚Â The Flaminco show was amazing.Ã‚Â The dancers had to have so much endourence and I wish i could of understood the words.Ã‚Â Everyone is mad at the cambios (change).Ã‚Â They do not seem to like to take travlers checks.Ã‚Â Then when we do find one that will they see the group and decide to close.Ã‚Â Being the weekend and Monday being a holiday it is a furstrating process.Ã‚Â My family has loaned me 100E till I can get some money changed.Ã‚Â The food is great.Ã‚Â Churros con Chocolate is fantastic. IÃ‚Â took another 176 photos yesterday and I may go take a few more tonigh.Ã‚Â
We made it!!!!!Ã‚Â Wow was today a long day.Ã‚Â The flights although delayed slightly a few times were good.Ã‚Â We had only minor turbulence.Ã‚Â The food was also not bad.Ã‚Â Upon arriving in Madrid we were an hour late and had to rush at some places.Ã‚Â The food is very interesting and different but TortillaÃ‚Â Espanola is my favorite along with churrosÃ‚Â con Chocolate.Ã‚Â Today we visited the royal palace, The puerta Del Sol, The Prado art gallery, and other places,Ã‚Â I took only 167 photos today.Ã‚Â I really like the Euro system and how things work with it.Ã‚Â We rode the metro 3 times to cross the city.Ã‚Â It also rained from about 6pm on.Ã‚Â We are all very tired and looking forward to a good nights rest.Ã‚Â I am writing on the hotel lobby computer.Ã‚Â
A simple test of upload feature.Ã‚Â I am getting ready for my trip to Spain.Ã‚Â I also got my facebook working.
I got all 90 photos from Snaptraps 2006 edited and posted to the gallery on the left hand side of the page. It was a good show. Below are a few photos from the show.
DBranker of Almira LN
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Some Shots of Oranjesta
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More Photos of the entire show can be seen at
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Things have been busy and I have not kept this blog updated as I had hoped.Ã‚Â I have heard and I have been e-mailing and instant messaging the family I will be staying with in Spain.Ã‚Â I am very excited about the trip.
Below is an attempt at macro photography.Ã‚Â The object is an American Flag.