Rota, Spain; Day 24

We had a few short drive Adventures today seeing some new areas of Andalucía. We dropped Tiffany off at the Chipiona post office to send a package to Cincinnati to Sister/Aunt/Grandma Tracy. The kids and Brian went back to the nice park to ride their zip line and to wait for Tiffany to return. WhenContinue reading “Rota, Spain; Day 24”

Rota, Spain; Day 16

We spent most of the day in another coastal town in the Western Andulisia part of Spain called Chipiona. It lies about 10 km (6 miles) north of Rota. Our destination was the lighthouse which is the tallest in Spain. We were geared up to climb the 350 spiraling stairs. Before we got there theContinue reading “Rota, Spain; Day 16”

Rota, Spain; Day 13

Much of our Monday was spent as normal life-type Adventures. School for the kids, administrative type work for the parents. In the evening, we ventured out to take a walk on the beach and check out the reef/tide pools just north of our apartment. At low tide we can see very defined lines of rocksContinue reading “Rota, Spain; Day 13”

Rota, Spain; Day 4

Suaram, CreeperKitty and CreeperPuppy were happy to be out for breakfast together at a charming local café. The kids proficiency with Spanish has allowed them to easily order their favorite European breakfast. Dad chose Croissant Con Jamón instead of Chocolate. This weekend in Rota it seems everyone in Spain was taking advantage of the threeContinue reading “Rota, Spain; Day 4”

Rota, Spain; Day 1/Seville, Spain; Day 1

Rota Adventurers Our convalescing boys and their tireless Dad finished the long drive from Barcelona late yesterday and are settling in to our apartment in Rota. We choose this place for our 4 week ‘stay-in-one-place’ place which was scheduled to start Friday. The hosts moved some things around and were able to get us inContinue reading “Rota, Spain; Day 1/Seville, Spain; Day 1”

Marrakech, Morocco; Day 5

Today our Adventures took us out of Marrakech to the coastal town of Essaouira (pronounced ess-uh-weer-uh). It’s primarily a port and fishing city. It has a beautiful crescent beach but is also very windy. So it has tourists and some resorts, but it’s not known as a beach destination. Our interest was in seeing anContinue reading “Marrakech, Morocco; Day 5”

Hurghada, Egypt; Day 4

Some days we have lots of cool, interesting Adventures to share. This is not one of those days. This was another resort day which started of course with the breakfast buffet. After that, Brian hit the gym while the kids snuck in some tablet time and Tiffany did some research and trip planning for futureContinue reading “Hurghada, Egypt; Day 4”

Dubai, UAE; Day 2

On our first full day in Dubai, Mom went off to get a haircut and the kids & Dad went exploring. We are staying in the Dubai Marina area which sits in the ‘shadow’ of the Palm Jumeirah. There are many tall buildings throughout Dubai and a number of them are residences and hotels. ThereContinue reading “Dubai, UAE; Day 2”

Diani Beach, Kenya; Day 13

It came upon us both slowly and quickly; Diani departure day. We have wanted to move on from this house since we arrived but we have also been surprised that February 20th (our last full day here) has arrived so soon. Our expectation was that we would have a mix of some school days andContinue reading “Diani Beach, Kenya; Day 13”

Diani Beach, Kenya; Day 4

We spent the majority of the day hanging out next to the Indian Ocean. We are about 4 degrees south of the equator so the water was quite warm and comfortable. The beach itself is renowned for its consistent winds, especially at this time of year. We were able to watch several kite surfers takeContinue reading “Diani Beach, Kenya; Day 4”

Diani Beach, Kenya; Day 3

A short post for a quiet day. We are enjoying a light schedule and little activity after several weeks of moving and sightseeing a lot. We did get a return visit from the monkey thieves- this time they targeted a small outdoor cupboard we had put mosquito repellent coils in. They grabbed and broke severalContinue reading “Diani Beach, Kenya; Day 3”

Phuket, Thailand; Day 4

Today dawned with clear, sunny skies and quickly started heading for the high 80’s in temperature. Despite the heat, we decided today we’d have some adventures off the hotel property. Since we arrived we have seen boats and other activity about 1/2 mile up the beach. We also frequently have seen hotel guests heading thatContinue reading “Phuket, Thailand; Day 4”