…from where we left off. I am just breaking our time in Spain into chunks because there is very little happening in my life otherwise and the thought of being somewhere sunny is also so nice to think about. So, you are going to get a lot of vacation shots in the next few posts. Sorry!
My family is very generous. They do big presents for big birthdays. I am now living in Germany where ‘big’ isn’t really so..well, it is not something you should expect. A lot of my American consumeristic tendencies are being won over by ‘practicality.’ Which is, okay. So, with that said, for my 30th birthday I decided not to ask for the really nice lense that i
am drooling over would like to have and go for the more reasonable desires: A Camper Cooker! My dear grandmother laughed when I asked for a camper cooker for my 30th birthday! but it is amazing…It is a 3 liter cooker that is actually designed for extreme outdoorists. I am so extreme that I take it on vacation and pack it in MY CAR and drive with it to carry it 300 meters in my super cool backpack so that I can have a nice picnic. I like my style. Or I could interrupt the day and come home for lunchor I could pack sandwiches which no one eats because they are so sick of bread and cheese or I could spend 50-70€ everyday in a restaurant. OR I could get a cooker and pack a meal that tastes good, is healthy, filling and… best of all… cheap! Plus, it is really fun to cook outside with a super techy outdoor cooker. So, in referance with my last post, we had to go to the city to find an outdoor store to buy the gas. You can’t fly with a bottle of propane.
So, we packed our backpack with all our jackets and food and we were off. To a trail to get to a lovely beach.Arn’t we just so outdoorsy? The trail took about 20 mins.But she doesn’t like walking. I don’t like that she doesn’t like walking. She is heavy.She didn’t like sand on her feet.Couscous, spinach, califlower and someother veggies. yum.Our ‘classic’ smiles.The Hu turned 5 while we were there. She got presents and then we packed up and went to our next beach of the day.It was so windy we could barely walk. But it was so pretty.I was so jealous. What a dream!We couldn’t sit on the beach because it was so windy. So we found a not so pretty but wind sheltered place to ‘set up camp.’ *btw, I don’t think I could do this if there were 3000 people on the beach like there usually are in summertime, but when nobody is around I don’t really care. Otherwise I think I would be too embarassed.Salt beds.Salt mound.Salt.I have never seen such a thing. A twin banana!Well, We just went from one beach to the next. There were a few days where we went to restaurants and didn’t cook, but I had more fun cooking.
To be continued…