We drove to Granada. The main road was flooded so we took the back roads to get to the Alhambra. We decided not to spend the 50 peseta entry fee and so we didn't go in. Instead we went back to a monastery. What a surprise! It was so ornate and still a work of art. We expected ruins but the cloister and sacristy are in perfect condition.
A daily diary of a journey in 1962. Please post comments about where you were then on the Background page.
1962 was pivotal. This is the background:
It was a year colored by the Cuban Missile Crisis, an escalating involvement in Vietnam, the Berlin Wall and the Cold War with Russia, Civil Rights issues, a nascent space program, Nelson Mandela in prison, Betty Friedan's, The Feminist Mystique, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the death of Marilyn Monroe.