My husband, Norm, took this photo out the window wall from our condo in Castillo de Santa Clara. The entire outer wall is a series of glass panels that can be slid open. So far the temperatures have been too cool to have the windows open, but we are hopeful for warmer temps this week. The walkway below is called the Paseo Maritimo. We walk on it whenever we go out to find tapas or a bigger meal later in the day. Now I’m going to show you life inside the walls of the castle! Get ready!
Here in “Castillo de Santa Clara”, the name of our condo complex here in Torremolinos, Spain, I am standing at the outer window wall with Norm waving hello from Bedroom #1. Your eyes do not deceive you. The bedrooms also have full window walls with a structural shared wall between them-no draperies. Don’t they know we are quiet, private midwesterners? Luckily, there are en suite bathrooms attached to each bedroom so we do have private dressing areas. Good thing we have been friends for more than 48 years (and the guys for more than 60 years). Sorry to leave Ingrid in the shadowy foreground, but such are my camera skills!
Bedroom #2 hides the kitchen behind its rear wall. It really isn’t messy, but has our “dryer” sitting by its glass wall. Ingrid and I were both so happy when we learned our condo would have a “dryer”as that is unusual in Europe. Well, here you have it… Our Dryer. It actually is quite sufficient. In better weather, we can sit it out on the patio… Just like tapping the timer for quicker drying!
Here you see the small dining area, quite sufficient for our needs. The oranges we picked up in the nearby fresh market are sweeter than you can even imagine. I must admit we had delicious oranges at home in Cary, NC and in Naples, Florida, earlier this year. Life is good!
Just another view of the living area and the outside view. We are only on the third floor, but the Castillo in on a cliff above the city.
And here is our small, but well equipped kitchen. This tiny area has a refrigerator, combination microwave/oven, dishwasher and washing machine. Ingrid, Al and I trekked our way to the Super Sol Mercado and bought a load of groceries which we carried home… Not terribly far. But definitely good exercise. The details can be left to another day, and another blog! Such is life for the royalty inside the “Castillo” walls!