What have I been up to? Relaxing, eating, touring, visiting Mitchell and SG, seeing places I have never seen before.
Who have I seen? My sweet bear, Mitchell and SG and a whole lot of people in Spain.
What have I been eating? Anything and everything that caught my eye. Lots and lots of pork products.
What have I been drinking? Spanish reds, I allow myself a glass of wine or a beer at lunch when I am traveling and not driving. Mitchell tried to teach me the words to order a small beer, but it comes coming out as uno, cervazza grande por favor. Seems to work.
What have we seen? Several museums, lots of narrow side streets, the Med, a few shops, lot of history.
What is my first thought? We stayed 7 nights in the same hotel it became home, the center of our world. Most of what we saw and did was within a mile of the hotel, we live most of our lives within a limited distance from home. In this case we were walking, so most of what we got to know was within a 20 minute walk of the hotel. Really the area within a 10 minute walk was what we saw most of. For me it is good to have a new neighborhood, this one was filled with wonderful shops and places to eat and drink. I was surprised by how fast I had new favorites, and places I didn't care to return to.
What about the posts over the last 12 days? Some of them were drafted in mid November, edited a little along the way. Several were replaced, rescheduled as I found blogging while going along to be great fun. The best of the photos, are on the Nikon, and not accessible when I am traveling, they will appear over the next few months. There are about 1,400 of them.
What next? Back to work, I have a board meeting on Friday. Many posts to follow about where we have been, what we have seen and done.
What makes this possible? Frequent flyer miles from years of work travel and airline credit cards, cheaper off-season hotels, and a personal priority of going and seeing what we can, while we can. We have enough miles for a couple more trips, and I have an active work travel season coming up.
Why Spain? We had not been there, we wanted to see Mitchell, and decent seats were available for Frequent Flyer miles.
What luck did I have? An empty row on the overnight flight and I was able to fold up the armrests, and stretch out.
Welcome home, I guess that is the next W for this week.
The last W, What is standing in your way?