Richard Retin & Ed Pado
2009 Rota Trip Report
We got back from our trip to Rota and southern Spain on Friday, February 27, 2009. Go to the travel blog I kept up during the trip to see where we went and what we did:
As previously reported, all the American style bars are gone. The building that was once the Suzie bar and is now an ice cream and pastry store that has been rebuilt, but looks amazingly similar:
We were extremely lucky to find a Chief that works on the base and could be our escort. The Spanish military now totally run the base, and therefore we were highly restricted as to where we could go and the photos we could take. We could not go down to the pier area or to the air base. We could not even get into the Exchange to buy souvenirs. Therefore we have decided that it will not be practical to hold a reunion in Rota for the foreseeable future.
View my walk up San Fernando Ave. and a couple bar locations: