Reflecting On Living In Spain for 1 Year! & What is next?

I thought it would be great to reflect on the past year a bit and write something up for our 1 year anniversary.  Oh how time flies.  I can’t believe it, we have been living in Spain for a full year.  When we first decided to take a sabbatical / career break, we planned on living abroad for 12-18 months.  Of course the length of time was dependent upon us sticking to our budget, as we were living in Spain on a non-lucrative visa.  We officially weren’t allowed to work in Spain, so we took that to heart and have enjoyed the past year without any official paid work.  Happy 1 year Anniversary to Wagoners Abroad and Spain!

Living in Spain for 1 year

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A Day Trip To Gibraltar – Part II

Continued from A Day Trip To Gibraltar – Part I

In the last post, we had just arrived in Gibraltar.  Getting in was very easy, and not too time consuming.  Now we were on our way to the Upper Rock Nature Reserve.  Getting around a (less than) 3 square kilometers was pretty easy, and we made our way to the admission gate without any problems. 

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A Day Trip To Gibraltar From Southern Spain

We were expecting to take a trip to Gibraltar as a joint anniversary present (16 years)  in March, but an unexpected holiday gave us a four-day weekend.  The holiday in question is Día de Andalucía (Andalusia Day).  This important date, February 28th, commemorates the date when Andalusia was made an Autonomous Community in Spain some 33 years ago.

With Bev here (Heidi’s Mom), we figured it would be a great place to go for a day trip.  As it’s only about three hours drive, it’s not too painful.  It also gives us a chance to see how the car handles five passengers instead of our usual four.  Heidi smartly decided to reserve a two-bedroom hotel room so we weren’t driving home late at night.  Rooms in Gibraltar were very expensive, so she found an affordable place in Spain about 20 minutes away from the border.  Our plan was to leave Alumuñécar early (7-ish), and get to Gibraltar relatively early, so we could spend as much time possible.

Day Trip To Gibraltar from Southern Spain.

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Help! – The Kid With Entrepreneurship on his Mind

What do you do with a 10-year-old that has Entrepreneurship on his mind?

EntrepreneurshipOur 10-year-old Lars is kind and has a gentle spirit, with an amazing personality and an incredible mind.  The entire month of December, this 10-year-old was wondering what he needed to do to get into a good college.  He was up countless times late at night secretly researching many of the top universities in the world, on his own.  Each day he would come upstairs and spark up a conversation like: “Hey, do you think it would be good for my college application if I built a robot?” or “Can I have 2 majors when I go to college?”  We didn’t instigate this topic of conversation, so where is it all coming from? Continue reading

Holiday Traditions, Even When You Travel – Paris!

Growing up in a family with 6 kids, I loved our Holiday Traditions.  It was time for the family to be together play games and eat good food.  We would set the table with the best dishes in the house and wait hours to have our holiday meal. Continue reading

Coincidence, Luck or Meant to be, what do you think?

Have you ever felt like it was just mean to be?  I mean, have there been just too many coincidences for it to be just luck?  If it was meant to be, does that mean it was fate or destiny? You know when it  feels like it was a lot of work at the time, but upon reflection seemed too easy to be true.
Coincidence, Luck or Meant to be, what do you think?

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About my first day of school

Well, we were in the school and we there to turn in our papers to go to school and the secretary said Lars and I need to go to class now. My parents were so worried because we didn’t have books, supplies or snacks.  I didn’t want to go because we weren’t ready. They took us to class anyway.
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