Valencia, Spain

My parents got to come and visit us this last week and we had a wonderful time! We spent some time exploring Valencia, which was really a lot of fun. We saw the Holy Grail (apparently Indiana Jones got it wrong when he chose the wooden goblet since what is on display is a golden chalice), the hand of a martyred saint, the walls around the city, and some beautiful countryside. Here are some fun pictures of that day trip:

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Parc Natural del Delta de l’Ebre

For Mother’s Day this year, we decided to explore some of the Spanish coast. We drove about 45 minutes north to a Nature reserve. We wound through rice patties–and no, it never dawned on me that Spain grew rice…but then again, where else would Spanish rice get its name? So–we learned something new!

We also got to see wild flamingos, from a distance, of course. I will be honest…they don’t smell as bad in the wild! And yet again, we learned something new…that there are indeed wild flamingos living in Spain. Who would have thought?

It was a very windy day, so our time was not very long at this beautiful soft-sanded beach. We did get to see some interesting birds, I had some fun messing around with my camera, my son and husband got to play a game of catch, and the kids found some really fun shells.

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Malaga – Sailing

On our last Sunday in Malaga, we decided it would be fun to go sailing on a pontoon boat. It was a bit windy, and a little cold for the children who didn’t think they needed to bring a sweatshirt, but it was a fun thing to do as a family–especially once I got my mojito (unfortunately, I did not get a picture of myself with that mojito)! Anyways, the views were beautiful and the waves were so fun!

Afterward, on our walk back, I loved watching my family interact together. I’ve been trying to take in these days as much as I can, as I know they are coming to a close.

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