Friday, August 21, 2009

Our 2nd Honeymoon

There is a book that our kids like to read, "The Berenstein Bears' Weekend at Grandma's." It talks about how Mama and Papa Bear go on a second honeymoon while the kids stay at Grandma's. We did that. But there were 3 cubs, and well, it was more like 2 weekends + the week in between.

Some highlights:

  • Being with Mr. Mud for 11 days straight without the interruptions of work, kids, housework, tv, internet... It was pure heaven.
  • Staying with Mark and Aimee and their fam (this definitely helped with me missing my kids. It was nice to play with their three)
  • Boat ride on Lake Geneva
  • Eating fondue for Aimee's b-day in Geneva
  • Glacier in Chamonix, France, Mer du Glace
  • Driving from Geneva-Barcelona
  • Barcelona, Barcelona, Barcelona--this place was AMAZING!! I totally recommend it. The streets, plazas, architecture, tapas, beach...
  • Mark and Aimee's Navigation system aka "Watson"--totally saved us!
  • Tapas, different types of Orangina, Chocolate Croissants, pizza (in Spain!)
  • Everyone thinking S was Spanish
  • The Sagrada Familia, Park Guell--Goooo Gaudi!
  • Las Ramblas
  • A girl asking me for directions (to a bar because clearly I'm so hip!) in Spanish--What's up. That's right, I'm a native (or something).
  • The Font Magica--the water dances to the music. I thought it was hilarious the modern music was in English.
  • Montserrat--hiking around, tram up mountain, delicious goat cheese
  • The cool beach in Callela de Palagrugell--the only Americans there!
  • Pont du Gard
  • European driving
  • Gruyeres, Switzerland
  • Riding the Maxximum w/ Aimee
  • Le Relais de L'Entrecote

But, really I don't want to bore you, so I'll just show you the pictures to make you jealous.

Basically, I now owe my in-laws not only for raising such an incredible son that I am married to, but for watching my kids for 11 LONG days. I think the only way I can thank them (and Uncle Jacob) for watching them is to let them know that we will take care of them in their old age (which is far, far away), you too, Jacob if you want... THANK YOU MOM AND DAD MUD!

If you click on the slideshow you can make it bigger (click upper left after that for full screen).


Sam said...

I had such a great time on the trip. We could have gone to North Dakota for 11 days and I still would have had fun with you. Glad we went where we did, though.

Carrie said...

Looks like a fantastic time!

Miss M said...

Yeah, totally and completely jealous of you. It looks like you saw some amazing stuff. And you and Sam do look like such a cute European couple. Love it.

When (not if) I get to Spain and Switzerland, I'll call you for some must-sees.

Jodi said...

Great pictures. Looks like fun!!

Kevin, Jenni and Conor said...

So glad you had a great time! Looks beautiful!

Lisa said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous trip for a gorgeous couple! And bless your in-laws--that is a labor of love :)

Marinda said...

Sounds like heaven! I've want to go to Geneva and a trip (or any time without kids) sounds so fantastic. I'm glad you went! (ps Did you hear we're expecting baby #3?)

Marlo said...

Ugh, so jealous. I hope you ate a tons Guyeres and fondue, and chocolate. I'm really glad you chose not to go least for the pictures.

Sergio and Sarah said...

It worked... I'm officially jealous! Barcelona is one of the places in my must-see-soon list. Great pictures, glad to know at least someone is having all the fun!
Best to you both.