So I’m confident that no one is following this now but it has been a crazy season of life lately and I really had to eliminate a lot of stuff. Gonna make a little time to blog now though Jo technically the Roman ruins at the top of the hill next to the restaurant was closed due to falling rocks. However, my little entourage was like, “hey, that was a guard eating at the restaurant. Let’s go hope the fence”! So that’s just what we did. You can tell whose idea is was by the cheeky grin
So this is what the landscape looks like in the Sierra here. Lots of olive trees and a variety of oak.
Okay, so check this out. This is what’s left of the Roman road leading up to the old city. Of course after over two thousand years it’s a little distressed but seriously, touching one of the rocks was an experience just thinking that it was placed there before Christ was born!
So this is what the mountain looks like. Huge granite rocks. Oh what lovely counters could be had!
And there be the dead people. It’s all sealed up now and I wouldn’t be surprised if it was excavated at some point but down this hole was where they buried the deceased.
So this is the backside of the building. You can see the holes in the side of it where wooden posts went to add a roof to another part of the building. You know, it’s really interesting to see these ruins because they so don’t represent what existed before! It’s like looking at the foundation of a house and going, “WOW! Looky there.” True they did use a lot of stone but there was probably a lot of wood as well which is long gone.
And then things got even more interesting when we heard the guard hollering at us. BUSTED!!! It was so awkward. Oh my goodness, I felt like a little kid snatching a cookie when mummy popped her head in the kitchen. “I uh, was uh… alright just spank me and get it over with.”However, our guide talked the guard into giving us a tour. Hahaha, listening to the conversation I was like, “wow, she’s really working him.” And then he finally relented and told us he would give us a tour. Far out!
Hiking over to the next interesting spot.
The foundation of some buildings. Don’t worry, they get more impressive.
So this is an old filled in well. Again, it’s weird to think how old this stuff is!
Some stoned built against the side of the rock face. A great idea.Heading over to the bathhouse!
So this is what the bathhouse faced. Yeah, again, these Romans had it made. I definitely wouldn’t have had a problem soaking in the view (pun intended).
Gotta love it. Chunk of a wall just sitting in the middle of the field.
Hiking up to another part to see the bath house ruins better.