Established in the 19th century as a garden and orchard for a convent, the Campo de San Francisco is now a peaceful, public park in the center of Oviedo.
This 23 acres oasis attracts many young parents with babies in strollers. Equally notable was the large number of seniors who were walking with their grandchildren. There were very few joggers compared to the United States. This park is also a great place to study humanity.
I witnessed the following exchange between two seniors. One was eager to show photos of his new born grandchild to his friend. Pulling out his mobile phone, he tried to get to the photos. His friend, trying to be helpful also pulled out his mobile phone, but neither of them could access the photos. They slapped each other’s backs and laughed heartily.
Aloha -- Cathi