|Hiking Los Cahorres near Monachil|
|Karb and Brooke|
They came to us via Barcelona where they had a string of bad luck. First off, getting sick on the flight over (all four of them, adults as well as kids) which led them to miss Geo's beloved Barcelona futbol match, the bribery item his wife had used to get him over to Spain in the first place. Then an ATM machine ate their one and only cash card after withdrawing a measly 50 euros so no more access to cash for the rest of their trip. Then, when checking out of their Barcelona hotel to catch the night train down to Granada, the hotel "misplaced" one of their bags (still a mystery - either stolen or given to the wrong family) which happened to contain their eldest child's favorite stuffed animals from birth. Ugh. Then the rain started..... and continued for most of their visit which is truly a rarity here.
|Clark injures himself |
on Friday the 13th
|After school treats|
|The Heynens on top of the Alcazaba|
We later walked around town, kicking a muddy soccer/futbol around wherever possible (avoiding dog poop was the biggest challenge).
* Injury happened as he was playing goalie in futbol and he made the save. Fortunately 4 days later, the bone doctor confirmed that it wasn't a true break and he got his cast off.
|Brooke fit perfectly in our mini|
|Catheral in Granada|
The rest of the week we spent showing them our favorite hikes, restaurants and walking around town. I got some much needed "girl time" with Michelle (I finally bought some Spanish clothes at my favorite store Desigual) and we hit the Arabic baths for some soaking and massage. We also took Brooke shopping for flamenco clothes, to the local Teteria for mint tea and crepes and she even tried out our child-sized tub. And Michelle got me and her kids to visit the local Cathedral which was just amazing, covered in gold leaf and apparently the second largest iglesia in Spain. It is also where King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella are buried.
|American kids picking up recycle |
on the beach
|Dining on the beach|
|Brooke with flamenco poster|