When I think of the holidays, I always think of fun family party games! When I was growing up, in a household with 6 kids, every holiday was full of energy, games, and entertainment. Sometimes we would be out on the driveway playing basketball, or football on the front lawn, but indoors we would always enjoy family games. Charades, Pictionary, and Trivial Pursuit were always favorites of mine.
During our 8 week summer road trip, we spent a few days in Valencia. My mom, brother, and I went on a tour with Segway Valencia. These are my favorite tours, because we can see so much in only a few hours.
When anyone mentions Valencia the first vision which comes to my mind is always the City of Arts and Sciences. We think this is a great way for the family to spend the day and if you are on a budget there are some free things to do as well!
For some, James Bond is the epitome of masculinity, and to name a few of is characteristics: his confidence is unmatchable, he has the physique of a superhero , and maybe the most important… he has a license to kill.
You might have seen him surfing, skydiving, or taking out 10 people within seconds, but there is one thing I haven’t seen (or read) him do:
This time my Adventures with Anya is a little different. It is all about my experience with Watersports Mallorca and I couldn’t always bring the camera with me. My mom took some video for me and of course you can’t hear me speak, because I am out in the water.
When we first moved to Spain a few years ago, we would see people flying around in the sky with parachutes (paragliding). We had no idea what it was and drove over to La Herradura to check it out. It turns out this is one of the best places for paragliding in Spain, right over the Mediterranean Sea! We watched so many of them floating in the sky and then landing on the beach. I knew I wanted to try it one day, as I love to try anything that is full of adventure.
When we first moved to Spain, Lars was in the 5th Grade. We knew at his age it would be a little more challenging to learn Spanish and pick up the other subjects in class. The one place we were certain, he would excel immediately was in Math. We figured math would be the same no matter where you are in the world. You take some numbers and add, subtract, multiply and divide. How could it be any different? Well, we were in for a big surprise when it came to math, especially Long Division in Spain!
The unexpected gift which turned into a magical treasure for Anya. Two years ago, on Anya’s 9th birthday, we were invited over to our neighbors for a special homemade dessert to celebrate her birthday. These are friends we’ve made since living in Spain and we have just connected with them on so many levels. They are a young couple and had a newborn baby, but we all just connected.
About six months ago, we were traveling in Asia. It was so hot there and my hair was so long, I just wanted to cut it all off. My mom told me to wait until we were in the USA, because it would be easier to get it cut how I wanted there and they speak English. Since I knew I had to wait a few months to get my hair cut, I kept looking in the mirror to see how short I wanted it. Then I decided I wanted it above my shoulders and Mom suggested we look into donating my hair.