This weekend, we went to Mondragon to participate in some annual festivities at my in-laws’ social club, the Centro ExtremeÃ±o. We really enjoyed the rib feast last year, and it didn’t disappoint this year either. And on Sunday there was free gazpacho and grilled sardines.
This is a fantastic panorama from my grandfather-in-law’s balcony. I made it with two rows of portrait photographs, so it covers a very wide area. View full 12061×5463 (10 MB) version.
The bells in the town church, also seen in the panorama above.
Ribs go on the barbeque.
Three glasses on the table as we wait for ribs to cook.
The new branded coffee cups are very nice.
This symbol is very well designed. It’s both a map of Extremadura, the flag (green, white, and black horizontal stripes) of Extremadura, and a picture of the ubiquitous encina that is all over Extremadura. I’m impressed every time I see it.
Grandpa and his friend, Pedro.
The next day, this was the snack given to us with our wine. They’re these tiny little fish that are fried and eaten whole. Head, eyeball, tail, fins, and all. They’re petty good, but strange eating whole fish.
Now it’s the sardines’ turn on the grill.
The smell is amazing. Too bad my camera can’t capture that.
I forgot my iPhone charger when we left on Friday afternoon, and by Sunday afternoon, it was completely dead. That’s pretty good considering that it was complaining about battery capacity by Friday night.