Anyhow, back to lunch. I now order gluten free burgers (aka "lettuce wraps") at In-N-Out and every other place we eat out at now. I was diagnosed as gluten intolerant & hypoglycemic just a few weeks before our trip. My awesome new Dr. gave me some supplements, etc. and thanks to this tender mercy, I felt much, much better before the trip began and I was able to enjoy the trip all the more. Thanks for this blessing, Heavenly Father. :)
We rode through the area with grape fields, olive tree groves and even sand dunes. The boys that led us acted like they live in the greatest place in the world and were so cute.
We bought some yummy olive oil ($2 bottle) and olives from their farm.
That's when the real fun began! We had SO many people coming right up to our table selling flowers, bracelets, gum, jewelry... we even had 2 men sing to us with their accordian and guitar! Poor John was trying to eat and was handing out money left and right. Others must have been encouraged by his generosity and seemed to come out in droves. The kicker was the man who took the Polaroid pictures of us for $5/pop!
We had a fantastic time and we especially enjoyed driving to and from with my grandparents and hearing stories from their history. They were so excited to be there. THANK YOU Mom & Dad for a huge, wonderful trip and fantastic memories. We'll never forget it!