One more week of Spain

>> July 28, 2010

So we have been in California for almost two weeks now and things are finally starting to calm down. Before we show you what we have been up to, we want to share about our last week in Spain before coming home. Two very important events happened. Spain won the world cup and Sarah and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary.

Everyone had high hopes for the Spanish team at the beginning of the cup but after seeing them embarrass themselves a little on the field is was not looking so promising. But sure enough, they learned how to play together and score some goals and made it all the way to the end. We loved to watch the games at our apartment with the windows open and hear the whole neighborhood erupt when a goal was scored.

When the final match came, of course we could not watch the game alone. Since it was on a Sunday our church planned to watch the game on the projector screen right after the service. When Spain scored the goal no one could believe it. We made sure to get the reactions on tape.

After the game we had to head to Puerta Jerez to join everyone in the celebration. Here's a video of the excitement along the way.

Puerta Jerez is right by the Semester In Spain school.
There is supposed to be a fountain where the mountain of people is.

We only could handle the excitement for a few minutes until we headed back home. We only had one person accuse us of being Dutch while were walking around. We left the all night partying to the Spaniards. It was the first time ever that Spain has won the World Cup.

The next morning, for our two year anniversary we decided to check out a new camping spot on the beach of Mazagon. We did not want to deal with renting a car so we found a way to hop on a couple buses and make it to the campsite. The bus dropped us off right at the gate of Camping DoƱana.

We felt like REAL campers walking in with all of our gear on our backs.

We are pretty sure we were the only ones without a car or trailer.

After we set up camp we headed down to the beach.

This beach, like many others along the Spanish coast, have the remnants of some sort of defensive tower on the waters edge.

Later that day we tried out our new butane camping stove that we bought before the trip. It is a little guy but I was impressed at how fast it heated things up. Our neighbors enjoyed watching us cook things while they sat outside their camper trailers.

Frito boats!
(for the record..the only fritos we could find were ham flavored)

The highlight of the trip was the horse ride at sunset. The place is right next door to the campsite. I am pretty sure Sarah is a horse whisperer.

It was very cool to be able to walk through the water with the horses. Sarah's horse was a little moody and always wanted to be in the back. I was able to slow mine down enough to get closer.

We were on the beach during the whole sunset. It was pretty unreal.

I was a little bummed that they don't have horses my size in Spain.

The next day we spent the whole day relaxing on the beach. On our last morning we attempted to make pancakes. When we put enough chocolate spread on them they tasted just fine.

We were sad to leave the beautiful weather and the beach but we knew we had to head back and get ready to leave for the U.S. We really hope to be able to camp there again.


Leah July 29, 2010 at 7:57 AM  

Yeah!!! for camping and using my resusable shopping bag! I love you guys and I miss you both soo much!! Camping/Road Trip 2011. bs

Happynhanford July 29, 2010 at 6:24 PM  

Loved the camping pictures. The horses at sunset along the beach was amazing! Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary! It has gone really fast! I sure miss you guys, but love your blogs and being able to travel with you via your blog.
See you soon!

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