A long time ago, Larry and I spent some time on the Costa del Sol in Spain, as a reward to ourselves for living for two years in the Land of Fire and Ice (Iceland). One of the excursions we took was to ride donkeys into the hills. My donkey was very lively and led the pack; Larry's would have rather remained in its stable, and he brought up the rear!
Our destination was a hacienda in the hills, where we were fed countryside paella under huge shade trees. An interesting day, for sure.