Monday, 19 September 2011

19 Sep 2011 - Birthday Treat

Its Jan’s birthday tomorrow.   But this year we are experimenting with a week of birthday treats.   We have already had bacon rolls in Calpe and German cake in Javea.   Today was a special treat – Apple Strudel at the Col de Rates restaurant.
Col de Rates is our local mountain, this is the view from our naya.

We often walk there from the house, but today we drove.   It was much too hot to walk, and it would not have been much of a birthday treat.

The view from the car park is one of the best in the whole area.   Centre is Parcent, with our house on the hill behind
The reason we choose Col de Rates is so that we could have a short walk before our birthday treat
It is a lovely walk from the car park to this finca.   It is usually empty, though obviously being renovated.  Each time we visit another job has been done.  Today it was an outdoor kitchen area.
After a short break at the finca to enjoy the views, it was back to the restaurant
The “almost birthday girl” was taken aback when she saw the price – 7.20 euro each for cake and coffee……

……but worth every penny!   This may well become a birthday tradition for us both.

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