Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Thanksgiving in Spain - day 4 (part one)

Day four and we were still adjusting to being totally off schedule. Spain in the winter is so different than in the summer. It is quiet and there are no partying in the streets until midnight. So when we slept in we were missing valuable sunlight (as it got dark around 6:30 pm)

This was an exciting day for Annie Kate because she got to wake up in Spain and celebrate being 11.
She was knew she wanted to spend the morning on the beach and at the pool and so we did just that.
the water was cold but the sand was fun and it was probably the warmest day we had on the beach.
The girls and I went rock hunting - as there was not that many shells on the beach
Annie Kate found this one that looked like a star.

I loved seeing these mossy rocks, because it reminded me of one of our favorite beaches in Portugal.

I still was in shock that we actually made it and loved seeing Jeff and his dad on the beach chatting -
So after beach side morning, poolside afternoon and a yummy lunch from our great groceries we went back to change for our first sightseeing trip- we were off for Mijas which was only 45 min from Marbella....


Jill said...

What an awesome way to celebrate turning 11!

Your pictures look so great, I love the writing in the sand with the shells for a heart...too clever!

Bethany said...

I LOVE Spain and love the writing in the sand. I spent a week in Torremolinos and explored everywhere ~ even Morocco!

michelle said...

Seriously a great way to spend a birthday!! The girls all look so cute and I am in love with Caroline's ruffly skirt. I had forgotten that Jeff's parents were there with you -- so cool!