The new year has begun and with that, we have set some personal goals and we have a fairly clear path to Pueblo Español. As we confessed earlier, Alan and I need to step it up a notch when it comes to speaking Spanish. We shared all of our rational and excuses as to why we aren’t better Spanish speakers, but it needs to stop! We have an opportunity to work with Pueblo Español this year and we don’t want to mess that up! Just a reminder, we need to be at least intermediate level with our Spanish, in order to attend Pueblo Español.
Just as years past, 2016 has been full of fun, adventure, and work for the Wagoner Family. We thought we would take a little trip down memory lane with you and share yet another epic year abroad. Every single day we are so happy with our decision to become self-made expats. We took control of our lives and stopped waiting for something to happen or someone to give us a break. We created and designed our own family travel lifestyle over 4 years ago and we plan to keep it going!
Living in southern Spain we do get a feel for Christmas and the holidays, but this year we decided to head to Scotland for the holidays. We wanted an authentic Edinburgh Christmas with all of the markets, music, activities, food, & lights. Of course along with that, we were also expecting chilly and rainy weather, but we also had a bit of a surprise!
After a few years of living in Spain, both Heidi and I should be further along with our Spanish. She’s actually much better than me, and I won’t even discuss how well the kids do. It’s both frustrating and a bit humbling to have them correct me when I’m saying things wrong. So, I have taken a trip to Ronda, for a week of Spanish immersion. I know we already live in Spain, but this is different and we’re partnering with Entrelenguas to help me improve my Spanish.
We have wrapped-up our Epic 8-week Summer Road Trip, and a couple of the quirky things that came to mind were:
- The amount of driving we did;
- Our road trip playlist;
It’s another lovely tasting for us, this time French wines. This is not a typical large-scale winery, but a tiny new winery. It’s at Domaine des Amiel, and it is literally outside our front door and under our apartment. So Heidi and are ready to start enjoying Montblanc wine!
I’m exhausted. It’s the good kind though. Lars is also tired, and yes, it’s also the good kind. We just spent an entire day together doing something we’ve never done before, and we had an absolute blast! What did we do? We we rocked at downhill mountain biking Morzine.
Okay maybe Rioja wine isn’t your thing, but we absolutely love it and were very excited to be staying near Logroño Spain for the week. This was now the start of week 5 of our epic 8 week road trip around Spain & France. Okay for all of you in the USA, this is like staying in Napa Valley California or Champagne France! It’s wine country, and we had no trouble finding opportunities to drink wine.