Sunday, October 14, 2007

aug 6 elizondo






We had to visit this little town in Basque Country in the Valley of Baztan because Elizondo is a family name. It was a very pretty little place and the Valley of Baztan is known for its spectacular views. Too bad it was cloudy! We were interested in the history of the town of Elizondo, but strangely enough the people at the visitor's center told us the history is unknown. They don't seem to know who founded it.
We spent most of the day driving and trying to pack in as much sight-seeing as possible. We were sad we only had two complete days in Basque Country. Anyway, on this morning we were up early and I had one of those thick, rich, hot chocolates for breakfast with churros! It was good but made me a little sick. I don't know how people can eat that all the time. It's supposed to be a typical breakfast. But then later I got even worse because we were in Elizondo but didn't want to stop at a restaurant. So we bought pastries! I had a pastry-cream loaded thing for lunch! It was past four when we finally had a decent meal but that's a story for another post...

3 comments:

athena said...

yum. thick hot chocolate and churros, but i'm like you, i couldn't have it all the time. the buildings sure are pretty. when you say it's a family name, are you saying that your husband has roots from this area?

Calandria said...

Elizondo is his mother's maiden name. That family came over from Spain in the early 1800s, but from a city in southern Spain near Cadiz. J's sister said that it seems the name did come from that town in northern Spain, but doesn't know the story.

Karen ~ said...

It looks like Bavaria, in Germany! Beautiful!