“Guapa” is an endearing way to say “beautiful” and San Geraldo and I had the pleasure of being with three guapas last night. We spent the evening with Teré, along with Paula and Adela, who also work downstairs at El Sanedrín and who have also made us feel like Sevilla is truly home. Paula and Adela recently became roommates and live in the nearby cool neighborhood of La Alameda. They suggested we meet for dinner around nine last night.
PAULA (LEFT) MOONING ABOUT METALLICA. ADELA ENVYING HER DAY IN MADRID.
So, Teré came by after work to visit her nephews the cats. And we three then met Paula and Adela in La Alameda and walked together to Duo Tapas. It’s located in a charming little plaza in front of a small chapel. The food was exceptional and inexpensive. The service was perfect. The atmosphere, relaxing.
|CHAPEL OF [QUICK INHALE] HERMANDAD SANTA CRUZ DEL RODEO Y NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL CARMEN.
Paula and Adela both speak a little English, but they haven’t used it much. So, they speak mostly Spanish and I translate for Jerry if he doesn’t follow something. (He follows a lot.)
|SAN GERALDO (IN GREEN WITH BACK TO THE CAMERA). SPEAKING WITH HIS ENTIRE BODY.|
|DELICIOUS POTATOES IN SALSA.
IT WASN’T EASY GETTING SAN GERALDO AND PAULA TO SHARE WITH THE REST OF US.
|TERE A LA TEMPURA.
Paula headed to Madrid this morning to see a Metallica concert. She loves music and told us that she has seen and loves Rode Estigwar, as well. I asked, “Who?” And Teré repeated — shocked that I didn’t recognize the name — “Rode Estigwar.” Paula then played a bit of a song on her smart phone. We know Rode Estigwar better as Rod Stewart. They burst out laughing when they heard the correct pronunciation. Tere then said she’d have to call her mother who has always had a crush on the old-time actor, Estigwar Granhair. She thought her mother would be surprised to learn that his real name is Stewart Grainger.