Friday, November 30, 2012

Photo-A-Day: November

"Travel turns all the fairy tales and stories into reality." --Author Unknown


What a storybook month it's been. I'm still pinching myself. Did I dream this? Was it all a fairy tale? No, the truth is I traveled to Europe for the first time ever--with a heart full of gratitude to our son (and tour guide), daughter-in-law, and two-year old grandson. What fun. What adventure. What an awesome experience.

Keith and family have lived in Spain for almost two years now (link here if you'd like to read their story). So hubby and I jetted off to join them, first for a week in Aguilas on the sea where they live followed by a whirlwind week to other wondrous places: Granada, Spain; Munich, Germany; Salzburg and Velden, Austria; Kranjska Gora, Slovenia; Travisio, Italy. Can you say breathless? More like breathtaking!

Where do I start? The Mediterranean, castles, cathedrals, medieval fortresses. The Alhambra (15th-century Moorish palace and artistic wonder), flamenco dancers, miles and miles of olive trees. Madrid's famous Prado Art Museum and Retiro Park, and Don Quixote-type windmills. Ancient wooden caskets holding the remains of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Christopher Columbus fame. Surfers in Munich (if asked what was the most unexpected thing we saw on our trip, this would get our vote!). Heidi's Alps and a tour of the sites used in filming the classic movie (and one of my all-time favorites) The Sound of Music. Thanksgiving in Italy. Friendly people and great food, languages and culture, history and beauty. Inspiration.

I could go on and on, but instead I'll simply post a smidgen of the volume of photos I took. I sure didn't have any trouble taking a photo-a-day this month!

Who would have known the next-to-the last month of my photo challenge would offer such a fairy tale. Thanks, Keith, Suzan and little Nicholas for the time of our lives.

And thanks to all who stop in to view my November gallery. May fairy tales come true for you, too...
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8 comments:

  1. That sky is gorgeous, it actually makes an airport look beautiful!

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  2. If that sky is any indication, you must have had a wonderful time! Looking forward to hearing those stories, Kenda.

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  3. What a wonderful adventure! So glad to hear you had a good time. :) Glad also that you've shared some photos with us. What a great way to make memories!

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  4. Such beautiful photos! My favorites are those featuring architecture. They are exceptional - and a wonderful remembrance for you of your trip!

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  5. What an amazing trip! Your photos are incredible. I'm hoping for a European trip in the next year or two.

    ~Debbie

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  6. Your pictures are wonderful, and what an amazing trip. I haven't been to Europe yet, but I hope to, someday. It's nice that you have an "excuse" to go there. I loved the post you wrote about your little boy, now a grown man living his dreams.

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  7. Beautiful pics! We had so much fun and can't wait for more!!!!!

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