El Torcal de Antequera, Spain

El Torcal de Antequera, Spain

In the last post, I described how the kids stayed amused. The balcony was absolutely invaluable. But enough play time. It’s time for our final day in Spain, which we decided to spend hiking. The hike shouldn’t be that difficult,…

Fuengirola, Spain

Fuengirola, Spain

On our penultimate day in Spain, Grandma and Grandpa decided to take a tour of Gibralter. They left on a bus around 8am, so we decided to have a completely kid-focused day. And what could be more kid-focused than a…

Granada, Spain

Granada, Spain

You may be asking yourself how we managed to amuse two toddlers for almost three weeks in hotels. First, we were picky about our lodgings. When we stayed somewhere for a week at a time, it was basically an apartment:…

Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Off to Ronda! This is one of my favorite places in southern Spain. It is also the source of nightmares I had leading up to it. As you’ll see, Ronda is famous for being built across a huge gorge. Until…

Córdoba, Spain

Córdoba, Spain

This is a cemetery, of course. Yen discovered it on a previous trip – it has a parking lot and a nice restroom, so it’s where we park when we go to Córdoba. I think this is a little alter or some…

Marbella, Spain

Marbella, Spain

Hello, Marbella! Or rather, Marriott Vacation Club Right Outside of Marbella. Our drive from Sevilla was fairly uneventful. The kids slept for most of it, which meant we kept saying, “Wow, I wish Linus was awake to see those wind…

Sevilla, Spain

Sevilla, Spain

Day 1 We got in the car to drive to Sevilla, and were sad because the GPS said it would be a three-hour journey. About halfway through, we learned that Spain is an hour ahead of Portugal. So not too…

Spain: El Torcal de Antequera

Spain: El Torcal de Antequera

I need to begin this last post of our Spanish adventure with a warning: if you don’t like photos of rocks – or me standing in front of rocks – you should probably think about moving on. After all of…

Spain: Ronda

Spain: Ronda

Sevilla made for an awfully late night, so we decided to have an easier itinerary the next day. We picked a winding road through the mountains north to Ronda. It happened to be a route known for passing many, many pueblos…

Spain: Casares and Gibraltar

Spain: Casares and Gibraltar

Did I mention we had an adorable car? Look at that thing! Oh right – and Spain has wind turbines, it turns out. Our next destination was a stop off at one of the pueblos blancos, Casares. We thought we’d just…

Spain: Córdoba and Flamenco

Spain: Córdoba and Flamenco

I’ve gotten my days completely out of order now. I can’t remember which day we did what and why. I could piece it all together if I looked through my Facebook feed, I suppose. Or I could call Yen, who…

Spain: Sevilla

Spain: Sevilla

Day Three: on to Seville! In addition to the beautiful roads (never the victim of ice and salt, I suppose) and the rolling countryside, one of the treats of driving in southern Spain is what you stumble across. All those…

Spain: Granada

Spain: Granada

Right. So now we’ve checked into our hotel, and we’ve had a good night’s sleep. We got up the next morning and Yen took a few photos of the hotel property while his sister and I found coffee and croissants….

Spain: Nerja

Spain: Nerja

On to Nerja! But first we had one important task: pick up a car. We walked the very short distance from our hotel back to the train station and dutifully waited for the train. Yen amused himself with the mirror…

Spain: Málaga

Spain: Málaga

I know what you’re thinking: “Why doesn’t she just stay home and relax?” Sorry, that’s not how we roll. Yen’s aunt had a bonus week on her timeshare that she wasn’t going to use, so he and his sister decided…