As regular readers of this blog know, AlteCocker rushed off to spend a day in Segovia when she very stupidly tried to go to Escorial on a Monday. Driving almost 2 hours to find out something is closed is not something AlteCocker recommends. She thought she had double checked, but obviously not enough. So, what to do? She made lemonade from lemons and had a memorable day visiting the fantastic Roman aqueduct, eating lunch with a view of the aqueduct, walking through the old city to El Alcazar, and observing how they bring electrical wiring into old homes in Spain.