Valladolid – A Large Northern City
We had another two hours to get from Penaranda de Duero to Valladolid. On the way we drove through the Rio Duero valley. It was loaded with wineries. It really reminded us of the Grand Junction, Colorado area. The valley was hemmed in by several mesas. We think we will go back up that way when the wineries are open. We thought that would be fun.
Then we drove through the town of Penafiel. It was a much larger town than Penaranda de Duero. There was a much larger castle in Penafiel. It looked like it had tours. We decided to catch that on our next trip too.
We finally made it to Valladolid. I had the GPS dialed into the city center. When we got in the area I found a parking spot. I thought we would get something to eat and wander through town. After 20 minutes or so we found a restaurant on Plaza Mayor. There was one table left outside so we sat down. As we took turns using the restroom, we noticed the inside of the restaurant was packed. As I was waiting for Leslie and Tyler to come out it began to rain. Boy did it come down.
We made our way back to the car without getting too wet. We got in and headed back home, another two hours. So, we drove for a little over six hours and had nothing to “show” for it. With that amount of time, I could have driven us to Barcelona, or Rota, or Lisbon. With two fewer hours I could have driven us to Santander on the north coast. Oh well, live and learn!