American in Spain

Ribs and Sardines

July 21, 2008

This weekend, we went to Mondragon to participate in some annual festivities at my in-laws' social club, the Centro Extremeño. We really enjoyed the rib feast last year, and it didn't disappoint this year either. And on Sunday there was free gazpacho and grilled sardines. Mondragon Balcony Pan

This is a fantastic panorama from my grandfather-in-law's balcony. I made it with two rows of portrait photographs, so it covers a very wide area. View full 12061x5463 (10 MB) version.

Church Bells

The bells in the town church, also seen in the panorama above.


Ribs go on the barbeque.

Three Glasses

Three glasses on the table as we wait for ribs to cook.

Café Solo

The new branded coffee cups are very nice.

Centro Extremeño Café

This symbol is very well designed. It's both a map of Extremadura, the flag (green, white, and black horizontal stripes) of Extremadura, and a picture of the ubiquitous encina that is all over Extremadura. I'm impressed every time I see it.

Abuelo and Pedro

Grandpa and his friend, Pedro.

Little Fishies with Wine

The next day, this was the snack given to us with our wine. They're these tiny little fish that are fried and eaten whole. Head, eyeball, tail, fins, and all. They're petty good, but strange eating whole fish.


Now it's the sardines' turn on the grill.

Grilled Sardines

The smell is amazing. Too bad my camera can't capture that.

I forgot my iPhone charger when we left on Friday afternoon, and by Sunday afternoon, it was completely dead. That's pretty good considering that it was complaining about battery capacity by Friday night.