Spain is such a beautiful country and I am thrilled that I got to spend 9 days there with my mom and a group of Spanish students. I was in serious Broc and Rune withdrawals, but it was such a fun trip so I was able to enjoy myself. It was interesting to observe the teenagers, and it heightened my sympathy for any adults that had to deal with me as a teenager. Suffice it to say, I related to the obnoxious kids that drove the other adults crazy.
My mom and me in front of Madrid's Cervantes/Don Quixote monument:
We got to see cathedrals, mosques, castles, palaces, olive orchards, gypsy caves, and museums.
We even went to a bull fight that was interesting, albeit upsetting.
Below is in the beautiful city of Toledo. This was the first week in several months that I haven't done at least one hike, but I figure I probably climbed enough stairs and walked enough to count for at least one good hike. And I got to work on my Spanish while I was at it.
THANK YOU FOR INVITING ME TO GO, MOM! THANKS FOR LETTING ME GO, BROC! THANKS FOR HELPING WITH RUNE, CATHI!