The winters are really dark here. The last couple weeks before Christmas break it was dark before I got Edison home from after school football at about 4:30. So with few hours of daylight, and those hours cloudy, when we were offered a look at a time share in southern Spain we couldn't pass it up. So between Christmas and the New Year we headed down to Costa del Sol. It was so wonderful to have a chance to relax and soak up some sun. The forecast was for rain, but we had the best of luck! And yes, we were able to hold strong and say no to the timeshare salesman.
Annabelle's first time swimming!
Rock of Gibraltar - notice the crosswind and downpour of rain
The sun coming out as we park our 9 passenger van (it was the smallest they had that would fit all six of us). Andy drove this thing not only all over Spanish roads and up mountains, but all around the rock of Gibraltar on tiny roads with monkeys jumping on the roof. (and no, the scrape on the front is not from us)
with monkeys at the Moorish castle
Ronda Billring - one of the oldest in spain (sadly was closed)
another airport hallway
We had a great vacation, and a nice relaxing New Year after getting home. Andy has since bought me the goLITE to make me think there is some sunshine here :-) and the days are already starting to get longer. By some miracle it was sunny on my Birthday too!