Whew, this has been a lot to take in! It’s all good, but I’m not even sure how to begin, so I will give this a stream of consciousness feel.
How do I distill 7 weeks of living in Spain with my family into one post? I can’t. How do I convey the depth of experiences and interactions that we had as a family and with others we met? I don’t know. How can I share the forever impact on me/my family and destiny that we have experienced? I can’t in total, but I will try.
I could share with you the regions that we visited, and I will. The sights and the historic of those sights I think I may know better than my own history now. Edifices such as the roman aqueduct of Segovia or Alhambra, (“the red palace”) I will never forget. As well as the breathtaking montañas of Cantabría and the crystal-clear water of the beaches of Santander.
Sometimes your senses need to be refreshed. The spices wafting in the air as we walked down the narrow streets of Granada to shop, the essence of lemon and orange from the fruit trees of the same name in Alhambra. The freshness of the air and the coolness of the daytime zephyrs as we walked these cities and towns. The visual joy of seeing spainish and Arab architecture all around you, and seeing the Sierra Nevada mountains surrounding you in the distance. Driving thru the heart of the montañas in a twisty windy road, and feeling you ears pop as you climb higher and higher in the bus. The eye popping majesty of vistas that you just feel compelled to capture on film.
How about acclimating to not hearing your native tongue in abundance out in the streets and being comfortable with that?
Sometimes you just need to see and experience.
But allow me to try….I’ll share from several angles in a series of post. So if you ever wanted to know about Spain and the people of this beautiful country, and great travel tips, and more, stay with me and follow the hashtag #DeansInSpain.