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Holiday dates:  3rd to 17th June 2017
Holidaying are: Sarah, Sue, John, Tony, David & James, with Kirstine & Tegan.
Saturday 3rd June

We all met up at the airport to catch our flight to Lanzarote. Those who had not met before introduced themselves as for some it was their first holiday with Options. James was very excited to be flying for the first time. We had a very smooth flight. Sarah and James were lucky enough to meet the pilot and sit in the co-Pilot seat ! We collected our car hire and drove the short distance to our villa. It was late when we arrived. We had a sandwich and went off to bed.
Colouring  Sunday 4th June

This morning we unpacked, due to our late arrival yesterday. After a lovely breakfast we discussed what food we would like to eat and drove to the supermarket to do our shopping. After lunch Sarah and Sue enjoyed doing some coloring. James and John opted to swim in the pool, along with David. Tony watched some TV but then decided to join them. Everyone had a relaxing first day.
Monday 5th June

Today was a lovely sunny day although a little windy. We all chose to stay at the Villa today and to swim in the pool. We enjoyed the inflatables and relaxing around the pool. In the evening, after we had all helped clear away after dinner, we went out for a bit of late night shopping. Then on to a pub for a couple of drinks and to listen to a live band.
The Sea Lion Show  Tuesday 6th June

Today we travelled to Rancho Texas Park. We saw lots of different animals. James enjoyed the ponies and wanted to take one home! Sarah enjoyed watching the parrot show. Tony was interested in the white tigers, John said The Sea Lion Show was his best bit and Sue liked the rabbits. David enjoyed all of it. We had a lovely lunch out and had our photo's taken with parrots and the sea lion. Everyone was very tired when we got back to the villa.
Wednesday 7th June

We had a nice lie-in today with a late breakfast of bacon and eggs. We relaxed by the pool, sunbathing or doing our colouring in. We lit the BBQ for lunch and had a lovely meal with burgers and kebabs. After lunch some of us went swimming in the pool. Later on we went to The Irish Anvil for a drink. Sarah bought some chips for everyone to share. James was very pleased to get "selfie" with him, John and the bar staff.
Beach  Thursday 8th June

After another late morning we gathered our things together for a visit to the beach. We went to Punta del Papagayo the 'parrot Beaches' they have lovely golden sands and are the nicest on the Island. Some of us had a paddle in the sea and we relaxed and enjoyed the beach and sunshine. After lunch it was time to hit the shops to get a few gifts and souvenirs. We found an ice cream parlour where we stopped for a yummy ice cream. This evening we had traditional Spanish Tortillas. 
Friday 9th June

Today we had another late morning! (Oh to be on holiday!) When we all had eggs for breakfast which everyone enjoyed. We relaxed by the pool or inside the Villa. The rest was much appreciated after our busy few days. We swam and listened to music in the garden. In the evening after our meal of tuna pasta followed by chocolate pudding and ice cream we decided to go to our favourite pub The Irish Anvil.
The Irish Anvil Pub 
Camel Ride  Saturday 10th June
This morning we got up early to allow the cleaners to come in and change our bedding and clean the villa. David said he really enjoyed his lazy mornings. Our first adventure today was a camel ride, it was a wonderful experience. Once we had finished our camel ride we visited Playa Blanca as we wanted to look around the shops. In the evening we headed back to the villa for our dinner and a few beers for Sarah and Sue.
Sunday 11th June
Today was another day with an early start as we were going to Teguise market. When we arrived it was very busy. We looked around the stalls getting some great gifts and souvenirs. Some got new T-shits and some got new watches. We had lunch and looked around the stalls again getting some more bits and bobs before heading back to the villa for our lovely roast dinner that evening.  
lunch by the pool  Monday 12th June

This morning we had a lazy day, each person having breakfast as they woke. We relaxed by the pool and some enjoyed a swim. For lunch we made a BBQ and then cooked our food. In the evening we went to the pub for a few drinks and to watch the live band play, they played some of the songs we requested. Another great evening.
Tuesday 13th June

We really could get used to all these lazy mornings! Everyone enjoyed having breakfast as and when they wanted. Once we had all had breakfast (David was the last one to wake up) we went to Playa Blanca to look around the shops and to have a drink in a cafe. We then headed back to the villa for lunch and to get ready for our evening out. We were to have a cowboy evening at the Texas Rancho. It was brilliant fun, we wore a sombrero, watched the dancers and the lasso & whip show. 
Cowboy evening 
James  Wednesday 14th June

Today after breakfast some of us walked to the little local shop, nearby. Kirstine and James climbed the volcano by "Montana Roja". They walked around the crater and saw fabulous views of the sea and the island. That evening we had another BBQ and James played his music while we had a party on our varranda. It was a great evening!  
Thursday 15th June

Today we visited the Volcano Parque Nacional De Timanfaya. We saw the park wardens demonstrate what is happening below the thin crust of lava. Brushwood is pushed into a shallow pit which ignites spontaneously. A bucket of water is was then emptied in to a meter deep hole, seconds later an explosive guiser of steam shoots up. After this we had a 45 minute journey on the volcano route seeing the collapsed lava tunnels, huge ash slides and hornitos (hornitos are formedin volcanic lava flows).
Salt pans Friday 16th June

This morning, after breakfast, we relaxed by the pool and those who wanted to could enjoy a swim. We then went to Salinas De Janubio, this is where the salt pans are that produce sea salt. We all shared an enormous paella at Mirador las Salinas Casa Domingo. After our massive dinner we headed to El Golfo and walked to Charcorde los Clicos which is a lake shaped like a sickle. The lake is formed from a sunken volcanic crater and has a very unusual colour of water, it has a very high salt content and due to a special algae it turns bright green. We had ice- creams before driving back through the lava stone.
Saturday 17th June

Today was our last day. We spent the day packing, eating our leftover food (yum!) and relaxing until it was eventually time to fly home. We have had a fabulous time and want to come back to Lanzarote soon.
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