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.



Dabbing at the Colosseum.



Second time there, but still excited to see it!




At Taormina, in Sicily, Italy.



My happy place.



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



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



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



A very crowded bus in Valencia, Spain.



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



Outside La Boqueria, the central market of Barcelona.


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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