Who Let The Dogs Out?

Before leaving Spain, we promised Lars he could have a new soccer ball (fútbol) to take on our Summer Road Trip.  Well, as you may have guessed it wasn’t high priority prior to leaving and we didn’t get a chance to pick one up.  Our new promise was to pick one up in Italy.  Our second day in Rome we asked our campsite staff where we should go to purchase a fútbol.  The provided us directions to a big mall just on the outer ring road around Rome.  Not a problem as it was a straight shot to get there in our car.  Who let the dogs out Continue reading

When in Rome… A Child’s Thoughts

During our travels, Anya is generally a Go With the Flow kind of kid. She just soaks things in, and doesn’t ask much in the way of questions.

Not when in Rome!  She was absolutely full of questions once we arrived in the city.  It all started on the train ride where we saw a nun.  She was dressed in an outfit that was obviously meant for a nun, but I do not know the order.  It was not all black, but more of a white color.  Her wimple (hat) was also a bit different.

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A Ferry from Spain to Rome ? Departing from Barcelona!

So what is the fastest way to get to Rome from Spain with 2 Adults, 2 Kids and a Car? Take the Ferry from Spain to Rome, of course.  Our summer travel plans have us exploring Italy, Switzerland and a bit of France and Spain.  We thought about driving along the Med going and then returning on a different route.  This was great, but we were so excited to visit Rome and wanted to get there as soon as possible, before the very hot and high tourist season.Spain Ferry to Italy

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Our Summer Road Trip Begins

Summer Road TripTime for our Summer Road Trip!  As you know we kicked it all off with a Splash at the Big Water Fight!  The next morning we were up, packed and out of the house by 11am for the first leg of our Summer Journey.  Today our goal was to make the 9-ish hour drive to Barcelona or at least most of the way.  Continue reading

Water Fight! Lanjarón Fiesta del Agua y Jamón

Lanjarón Water FightThe Big Family Dilemma

We had a big family dilemma!  There were two great parties on the same night. Which should we attend? June 23rd– 25th is the celebration of San Juan (Saint John the Baptist) and the night of the 23rd, at the stroke of midnight the 24th the fun begins. Continue reading

6 Week Summer Road Trip Europe – 2013

What time is it?  Time for a Wagoners Abroad Road Trip!

As of June 21, the kids will have completed their first year attending a public Spanish School.  We will do a video interview with the kids and a write-up on their experience at school.  Our plan is to explore as much as we can during school breaks and Summer is our time to shine in that area.  Continue reading