Monday, 2/23 9AMWe are off - finally! The last few days waiting to go were tortuous. Packed and re-packed, ready to go but can't leave. The anticipation was wonderful but the waiting was so boring!
After a ride to Portland from Geoff and Kendra and a final night at "our condo" at the Monaco (where I finished my piano gig) and a too brief evening out with Geoff, Kendra and her parents - we are finally off for the great adventure. Portland - Seattle direct to Amsterdam.
After a brief layover in Amsterdam, and a 2 hr flight to Madrid, our next post should be from Toledo, Spain - where we spend 3 nights getting acclimated to Europe, re-learning our Spanish accents, and searching out the best tapas bars, Rioja, and a long rest.
My mind can't help but wonder what lies ahead?....10 weeks is much longer than we have ever been away. Will we find our groove and sync into the culture like we hope?....Or, will 10 weeks away test our resolve and we succumb to homesickness? If the past is any indication, we won't want the trip to end and 10 weeks will go by too fast.
Hasta luego, mi amigos