muddy footsteps

Kids in Oliva, Spain

Posted in Uncategorized by nicolejanaye on July 26, 2010

This past weekend we, the immediate family and parts of the rest of the family, took a trip to Oliva. It’s on the coast somewhat near Valencia. Yes, the oranges. The beaches are absolutely incredible here. The water is clearer than anything in the states and the temperature, well it’s not your typical San Diego beach. No chills or goosebumps as you skim your way through the water. It’s so lovely. The weather this weekend wasn’t too typical as too what it normally is, which is sun/hot. We drove out-of-town one of the days to visit Cristina’s brother and it actually started to rain. The last day Oliva came back to its roots and brought plenty of sunshine out.

They had a huge market on friday morning. All the girls woke up early so we wouldn’t miss the best stuff. Half of the market was clothes, bags, and shoes. The rest was all food. I brought my camera and the next post or two will be devoted to that. After the market and plenty of looks at a Californian girl standing inches away from olives and tomatoes with a camera, we ate breakfast. Breakfast was toasted bread topped with tomato and ham. Obviously mine opted out on ham. One of the ladies we were eating with was a celiac so she brought her own bread. (Yes mom I will tell you all about it. I took pictures of the bread also. Gluten free products are found everywhere in Europe).

It was a relaxing weekend filled with giggles, chocolate covered faces and plenty of time spent at the beach. I really enjoy being able to take vacations with the family because I get to experience the true culture of these spanish cities.

Oh Carlos! 🙂


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  1. Mom said, on July 27, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Such a typical boy….

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