Can you believe we have been expats in Spain for 18 months?! It is absolutely amazing how fast the time has flown by. We are in “just normal life” here and for us Almuñécar has been the best place to live in Spain. No matter where we travel, upon return, our choice is validated with that comfortable feeling of home.
Well the school year is officially over! Anya (8 yrs – 3rd grade) and Lars (11 yrs – 5th grade) both completed a full year attending school in Spain. When we first planned this adventure, one of our top priority goals was for the kids to learn how to speak Spanish. This was going to be accomplished by having the kids study abroad and attend a Spanish elementary school. Of course we weren’t going to just ship them off to study, we were going as a family. It was also a priority for Alan and I to improve our skills with the Spanish language.
It was another gloomy rainy day. It was 5 pm and I was antsy to get out of the house. I wanted to walk about 15 min away to the Tourist Info center, to pick up this weeks papers. I invited the kids to go for a walk with me in the rain. They respond “Yes!”, with no hesitation whatsoever. So we bundle up with what little “winter/rain” clothing we brought along and out we go, with no umbrella. Continue reading