Yo Ho Ho For An OREO

When San Geraldo and I traveled around the USA, no road trip was complete without a package of OREO Cookies. I found them being sold in the train station in Málaga, and I of course bought them for our rail trip. We must be home.

“PLEASE DON’T FIDDLE WITH THE OREO MIDDLE…
‘CAUSE THERE’S NOT ANOTHER MIDDLE LEFT TO FIDDLE WITH.”
SPANISH OREOS COME WITH INSTRUCTIONS. I WONDER IF AMERICAN OREOS DO THE SAME.

A new plumber was here yesterday. We have two working toilets, three more holes in our walls, and no more water running down the wall (at least not right now). That’s as far as we’ve gotten. Still loads of mold. I’m getting out the hedge trimmers. No thermostatic control on the water heater and no technician in sight. But we just fantasize about our move to the sea (while we prepare all our documents for our departure from our apartment in Sevilla). No complaints (well, none worth listening to).

OUR NEW ROOMS WITH VIEWS IN FUENGIROLA.
STANDING THURSDAY ON SOON-TO-BE-OUR TERRACE, LOOKING IN ALL DIRECTIONS.

The train ride home, as I mentioned, was a pleasure. I was frustrated by the fact that I couldn’t open a window or get outside to take pictures (not that I would have any realistic expectation of that being possible). However, when I downloaded my photos, I decided shooting through the reflecting train windows produced an oddly abstracted, animated, impressionistic, expressionistic, surreal look. So, I’m happy.

WAITING FOR THE COMMUTER TRAIN (CERCANÍA) TO TAKE US FROM FUENGIROLA TO MÁLAGA.

DOWNWARD DOG AT A STATION ALONG THE WAY FROM MÁLAGA TO SEVILLA.

OZ-LIKE.

SUCH BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE.

AN ABANDONED OLIVE OIL REFINERY.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

30 thoughts on “Yo Ho Ho For An OREO”

  1. That`s `no bull`! Well here you go! This is going to be a change from, a good one, from the plaza. But another `plaza` I guess.
    Loved that candid shot of downward dog and man….lovely colours. Great light there for photos from the train….I see what you mean.

  2. I googled Fuengirola on the Alboran Sea. Things seem to be coming together. "Preparing documents for our departure"….is that time consuming? Downward dog….love the colours and surreal nature of the composition. Hey…you should take more pics like this…very very cool!

    Ron

    1. Ron:
      The "documents for our departure" were a three-page cover letter and a 13-page log of the last month (all in Spanish)… yep, time-consuming… and stressful. But signed, sealed, and delivered and hour ago. I'll try for these quirky photos in the future. Lots of fun. Couldn't believe I caught downward dog!

  3. What lovely views you will have! I am so happy for you and San Geraldo – you both deserve the best. Looking forward to hearing about your move prep and "the Move".

    I LOVE Oreos, too! I dunk them in milk till they get soft. Although, when I'm in a hurry (or don't have milk) I eat them dry.

  4. What's the bull about? Seems we saw this same outdoor "advertisement" when traveling in Mexico, but I can't remember what it was for. Anyway… not sure when you're moving, but your new locale sure looks good. And…. it's only a train ride away from Sevilla…. hmmmm… do you get my drift?

    1. Odd Essay:
      That's the "Osborne Bull." It started in 1956 as advertising for the Osborne sherry company (a brandy of Jerez de la Frontera). It has since become the unofficial national symbol of Spain.

      I not only GET your drift, I LIKE your drift. Looks like we'll be living on the beach by the end of February. So, maybe we can see you here and there!

  5. Remember in winter Fuengirola is a nice place, lots of older people spending the months there, in summer however it's flooded by tourists. That beach in front of you will look like sardines in suntan oil.

    Anyway, just have a good time, I know you both make the best of it.

  6. I used to live on the ocean in Nova Scotia. I still miss it, even though that was the cold North Atlantic! I'm envious of your move to the seaside. What beautiful photos!!

    1. Knatolee:
      For me, there's nothing more relaxing than the sound and view of the sea. I used to love to walk on the beach when it was covered with snow… but I'm glad our new beach will never be in that condition!

  7. Oh. My.God. Your new view! Speechless, I am. And the photos taken from the train have an air about them, you're right. What beautiful sun-drenched buildings and landscape! I lived by the sea ten years ago, God I miss it. Can't afford to live there now, alas!

    1. Judith:
      My computer desktop image is now one of those view photos. I guess I won't be needing that in a month or so when all I have to do is look up from my computer! Wonderfully, it's a lot cheaper for us to live by the beach (a LOT cheaper) than to live here in Sevilla.

    1. Kristi:
      I really wanted to get off the train and take a walk in Oz myself. Plans are going very smoothly (and quickly!). But, you're so right. We will really miss our friends in Sevilla. We have been so fortunate.

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