Day 1,037: Kentucky Day Tour:  Big Bone Lick State Park.

Laetitia led her group on a day excursion to Big Bone Lick State Park in Kentucky.  Located in Big Bone in Boone County, the park is noted for its large animal fossils from the Pleistocene, including a very large mastodon skull.  The park’s name inspired the day’s limerick.

Kentucky’s Big Bone Lick State Park
As a rude place name sets a benchmark
That no doubt will spawn verse
Either droll or perverse
By limericists off on a lark.

Day 1,036: Spanish Land Tour:  Córdoba.

Laetitia led her group on a day excursion to Córdoba.  Two highlights of the tour were the Roman Bridge and the Mezquita.  Also known as the Great Mosque of Cordoba, the latter survived after the Christian reconquest of Southern Spain, because it was converted into a cathedral.

A Spanish lass called Carmelita
Met a lad at Cordoba’s “Mezquita”
And they were so simpatico
She invited the lad to go
Back home with her to her casita.

Day 1,035: Spanish Land Tour:  Ronda.

Laetitia led her group on a day excursion to Ronda.  It’s a picturesque city perched on both sides of a ravine.  It’s also the birthplace of modern bullfighting.

Hemingway found that bullfights enthrall
Though today folks oft think they appall
And this new trend is plain
Even in sunny Spain.
Barcelona’s bull ring’s now a mall.

Day 1,034: Spanish Land Tour:  Estepona.

Laetitia led a land tour of southern Spain.  Her group stayed in Estepona in a nice seaside hotel and ventured out by bus or van on day trips.  Below is the Estepona limerick.

With sweet words uttered on his cellphone, a
Lad wooed a lass in Estepona,
Who, much to his sorrow
Thought them mierda de torro
So he left and went back to Daytona.