Europe

26 Nov

We took our second big international trip of the year this month, spending about two weeks on a Mediterranean cruise. We took our nephew along, so the trip was even more special (and different– I’m not used to having 2 kids, and I’m not used to being around 9-year-old boys!). We hit several cities in Italy and Spain, plus Valletta, the capital of Malta (thereby allowing me to cross “visit a new country” off my 40 before 40 list).

I shared some pictures on my Instagram and Facebook pages, so if we’re friends IRL, look for them there. If we’re not friends IRL, here are a couple of highlights.

Flying from LAX to Heathrow, before going on to Rome.

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Dabbing at the Colosseum.

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Second time there, but still excited to see it!

 

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At Taormina, in Sicily, Italy.

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My happy place.

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Valletta, Malta. It was gorgeous there, which took us all by surprise.

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Inside the caves of Nerja, Spain (near Malaga).

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Roman ruins in Cartagena, Spain. (Now Mike, Michaela, and I have been to Cartagena in two countries, on two continents!)

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A very crowded bus in Valencia, Spain.

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On a cool electric train that took us from Palma de Mallorca to Soller, Spain.

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Outside La Boqueria, the central market of Barcelona.

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It was a great trip!

2 Responses to “Europe”

  1. way November 28, 2017 at 9:04 pm #

    Great photos! You inspire me to take international trips with my little kiddos…in a few years, that is, ha. Where are the Watsons headed to next?

  2. music November 29, 2017 at 7:50 am #

    I think it’s easier for us because we started Michaela relatively early, and because cruising makes things really simple: unpack once, get ferried from city to city.

    I was hoping we’d hit Iceland for Christmas, but it didn’t work out, so no idea where we’ll go next!

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