We got up and found that it was snowing – of all things! So we decided to head to Malaga and warmer weather then return to Granada to see the Alhambra later. On the way we drove through a place on the Costa del Sol called Torremolinas. It had the most fantastic hotels. Costa del Sol makes the French Riviera look shabby It is beautiful. The views are breathtaking. We had no idea where we were going to stop for the night, since it was one of those spur of the moment things. So we ended up in Algeciras rather than Gibraltar.
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.