enny Robles, President o Bartow Ford, always knew that hewanted to spend time in Spain. That he and his wie, Shalie,happened to be there during the Running o the Bulls andSpain’s World Cup victory was a lot o careul planning mixed with alittle bit o luck. Benny and Shalie let the States at the end o Juneor a three week stay in Spain. “I’ve never dreamed o being awaythat long beore,” said Benny, “but I told mysel I just had to do it.I was born in Spain, but I had always wanted to participate in theRunning o the Bulls during the Festival o San Fermin.”The frst stop on the Robles’ adventure was in Barcelona. “Werented bicycles and saw everything that we could,” said Shalie.“Barcelona was where we came across one o my avorite thingsrom the trip – a 700 year old rendition o the Battlo´ Crucifx. It’sa beautiul piece that we were able to bring home with us.” Atera ew days in Barcelona, Benny and Shalie took a train to Paris.There they spent time at Notre Dame, the Eiel Tower, and othernotable places; then went to the theater to see Moulin Rouge. Itwasn’t long, though, beore the Robles headed back to Spain togear up or what they considered the main event – The Runningo the Bulls.
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A dream vacation
The Running of the Bulls duringthe Festival of San Fermin
the streets of Cordoba
By KRISTIN NELSON