You know what six months of crappy deployment result in? The best anniversary ever! This port call celebrated our 10th anniversary AND the near-end of deployment.
We rode bikes to the Mediterranean. We had sangria and wrote postcards at Panorama restaurant, right on the water. We climbed Valencia’s Micolet bell tower, and we saw the Holy Grail.
This is the first time we’ve visited Europe since we lived in Japan. It was amazing how—while feeling foreign and exotic—it felt so easy. For one thing, we had each other! And no sweet troublemakers to keep track of. We could read the menus and understand key words and phrases. After logging our hours in metros across Asia, simple things like getting on the correct train were no-brainers.
It was the most relaxing vacation I can remember. Thanks for watching the kids, mom and dad! I’ll be home soon!