I'm back. I was in Spain the last 3 months going for a walk. I've light-heartedly said that I was on a search for the Holy Grail. In Leon I did come across what may be the best candidate for the post if the grail were up for election. This Huffington Post article from last year has plenty of pictures and a brief description of why it may be the best Holy Grail in Europe.
I think it was David Boyd who years ago wrote that his souvenirs were local language books. My souvenir from Spain was a new edition of Andreu Jaume's translations into Spanish of Eliot's early poems, including "La Tierra Baldia" and "La Cancion de Amor de J. Alfred Prufrock" ("Vamos pues tu y yo,/ ahora que se echa la tarde en el cielo"). It will take me a bit before I can give a review. One reason for that is that I've got 3 months of TSE posts to go though.
Another reason is that I've got a lot of gardening that needs to be done. A neighbor took care of the lawn for me but I have many flower beds in the front yard. I gave instructions to just let the weeds in the beds grow so that I wouldn't lose any flowers to an inexperienced gardener. I came home to a surprise, a jungle of 3 foot wide, 6-7 foot tall weeds. I removed the half of them closest to the house the first day back. The next day, pulling into the driveway after an errand, I said to myself I better pull out the rest but I went into the house first. Just enough time had passed for me to have finished the weeding when I saw a van pull down my dead-end street and turn around. That happens rarely enough that I was curious as to what was going on. My jungle of weeds hiding the flowers is now going to be visible on the internet. The van was taking pictures for Apple's version of Google's "street view."