It's hard to believe that this odyssey began almost four months ago, when we left Toronto on June 9th, and that we would visit:
Italy, Croatia, Slovania, Bosnia-Hertzegovina (for about 20 minutes!), Greece (Sifnos, Hydra), Italy (Rome, Venice, Santa Fiora, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Assisi), Spain (Barcelona, San Sebastian, Santillana Del Mar, Santiago De Compostella), Portugal (Douro Valley, Porto, Luso, Lisbon, Evora), Spain (again - Seville, Jerez, Arcos de La Frontera, Gibraltar (UK), Ronda, Grazalema, Zahara, Iznajar, Granada, Cordoba), AFRICA!! (Morocco - Marrakesh, Essouira), Spain (again - Nerja, Altea, Barcelona)
Now we are looking at a four hour drive tomorrow to Barcelona on our penultimate day, then we head home to Sweet Melissa, Geoffrey, Jocelyn, Mia, Kingston and Cadence.
A trip like this would be madness if you were to try it with anyone but your very best friend, and I am so lucky that I married the woman I will love forever; who keeps the journey fun (even the five hour drives!), and is the most patient, even-tempered person on earth. Thank you, Lorraine. (Sweet Lorraine)
Consider this final blog post an invitation to contact us if you are planning any kind of extended travel as we have learned soooo much that we would happily pass on. Sweet Lorraine (Yes, I know, Sweet Lorraine and Sweet Melissa – but those are both song titles, and they ARE both sweet), is as close to an expert as there is at planning these things. She loves doing the research as much as she does the travel, so feel free to email her or me. We share the same email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|The Always Beautiful Sweet Lorraine, My Wife of (Almost) 42 Years|
|A Toast to US! Marrakesh|
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|Last Day in Morocco - on a Wind-swept Beach|