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It's not here nor there, but pickelltree was right. The highest peak in the Pyrenees is Aneto (3,404m), while the highest peak in continental Spain is Mulhacén (Granada) 3,478m. In the Canary Islands the highest peak in Spain, a volcano, is a bit higher Teide (Tenerife) 3,718m; been there to the peak when I was a kid, it's a short walk from a cable car; sulphur gases all over, got sick. Nicest hikes are probably in the Picos de Europa (Santander), and in the Sierra de Gredos where you can still find the Via Romana.Re: By chumley » Oct 21 2010 10:50 am
I'm pretty sure the highest point in Spain is in the Pyrenees range along the border with France....
Spent a week's worth of nights getting drunk in an Alexandria harbor bar when I was a 21 or so. Good times. Loved Egyptian beers: Big (like a wine bottle) and decent tasting as well ...pickelltree wrote:if you come to alexandria, look me up. i have room if you want to stay there a night.
Thanks for the offer and it would be nice to have a local tour guide, but it doesn't look like we will be headed to Alexandria. <2 weeks away now, can't wait. Just hope our hotel lifts the snorkeling restrictions at Sharm now. They were supposed to be on the 23rd so we shall see if the hotels follow now.pickelltree wrote:if you come to alexandria, look me up. i have room if you want to stay there a night.
My son is coming home from "the 'Stan" on Friday!!!! YIPPEE! He truly hopes to not have to go to the Middle East again, but has at least 8 or 9 years more of service before retirement. He really liked his float deployment to the Indian Ocean with the MEU a couple years ago, though.davis2001r6 wrote:Doesn't look as if I will be going now, was supposed to leave Thursday, had leave approved and now my commander canceled it due to the state dept warning on deferring non-essential travel. $2000 out the door. The military can really suck sometimes.
I would generally agree and was hoping for that approach. The command new about the trip though and I was directly told I will not travel to Egypt at this time. Disobey that and I could pretty much kiss my career goodbye. 8 years more of this BS (at times). So if we can't end up making the Jordan leg work (requiring additional $900 in airfare). We may just go to Belgrade, Serbia for a few days. Sounds much safer there ;)kingsnake wrote:First rule of being in the military: IT is easier to get forgiveness than permission. ;)