We're off to Spain tomorrow morning! We're staying in a small town on the Mediterranean called Nerja, where we've rented an apartment for the two weeks we'll be there. We're looking forward to sunlight (!), warm afternoons spent at playgrounds, and yummy fresh food (and, of course, cava).
Our flight leaves early tomorrow morning (6am), so we've booked a hotel room near the airport so we can skip the 45-minute drive from our place. I've never done that before—stayed at an airport hotel the night before a flight—but my mom suggested it and it seemed like a great idea. Though I sense the kids won't want to go to sleep tonight, they'll be so excited to be somewhere new. I'm hoping the 4am wake-up means they'll sleep on the flight. August has already stated his preference to take an airplane with "iPads on the seat so we can watch the Lego movie", to which Leif agreed. =)
I have to admit to feeling at least a tiny bit apprehensive about running around after these boys while I'm feeling so fatigued. I'm hoping that the sunlight and sea views invigorate me enough to keep up with them. I'll be trying very hard not to complain about how exhausting they are.
We might rent a car to explore more widely (I'd love to go to Granada!). Just up the road from us is a gorgeous mountain town called Frigiliana that we've been told to visit, and there are famous caves nearby (hoping Leif doesn't get too scared). Other than that, we have no agenda, except to play on the beach and find as many cafe-playgrounds as possible.
I'm hoping to post a couple times per week while we're gone, so keep checking in!