Sunday, August 28, 2016

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is my Dad's birthday! 

He is 72 years old. 

My dad is a loving, kind, witty, smart, amazing man. 

He is a fighter. 

He is a three-time cancer survivor who still demonstrates courage and grace as he faces multiple health challenges.

He takes it all in stride and accepts whatever curve balls are thrown his way. 

He's my Dad.

Happy Birthday to you!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Exploring the Megalithic Dolmen de Axeitos

While vacationing in Galicia, in the northwest of Spain, we ventured out to explore the south of A Coruña's province, driving along the Ria de Arousa, in the municipality of Riviera. 

The Señor planned a lovely day for us and on our way home, we stopped here, at the Dolmen of Axeitos. 

The Dolmen of Axeitos is a prehistoric megalithic tomb dating back to 3,600-4,000 BCE, thought to have been erected in the Neolithic Era. 

It remains unclear as to how dolmens were made; the oldest dolmens date back 7,000 years. While they are regarded as tombs, there is no evidence to this fact, and archaeologists cannot prove exactly when, why, or by whom they were made. 

While not a destination site on its own, the Dolmen of Axeitos was a lovely surprise on our midweek day trip.