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Taste of America: they love us for our canned frosting

Earlier this year we were in León, Spain and stumbled on this curiosity: Taste of America. Taste of America proudly proclaims to be “The Original American Supermarket” and, oh hey, we’re American.  Naturally, we went inside. I know, I know, the anticipation is killing you, so let me get right to the point.  What kinds of […]

Romanesque frescoes in San Isidoro de León

The Chicago Public Library once had a book on Romanesque art I repeatedly checked out, renewed the maximum amount of times, and then immediately put on hold again.  I’d leave bookmarks inside of the artworks I planned to visit, and the book would usually return to me with my bookmarks intact.  One of the bookmarked […]

An outbreak of snowball fights in León

When it snowed in León snowball fights broke out everywhere. These naughty boys lobbed snowballs at all the passersby, including us.  I returned fire. HOB eating mantecadas, the specialty almond cookie of León. I felt chilled and bought the same scarf all the teen girls are wearing. Casa de Botines by Antoni Gaudi. Painting in our Hostal […]