|I was not able to gain admittance to Torrejón Air Force
Base this trip because it is now exclusively a Spanish military
base. Compared to our last visit to Spain in 1983, and with
when I lived there in the late 1960s, Spain has come a long way.
The people are taller, better dressed and clearly more prosperous.
It has little of the third world poverty and fascist oppression
that was clearly in evidence in the late 60s. It does seem
much more European (and dare I say American) in its modern culture.
The level of modern farming is staggering. The Spaniards
have also done an incredible job of restoring many historical