Hola, Tumblr! Okay, so first order of business- I just cannot ignore all of the recent UK success. Yeah! GO CATS!! To all of you UK haters out there- step off. The Cats are here to stay. I couldn’t have been happier last night. I may or may not have cried…. FINAL FOUR BABY! It was a beautiful moment.
But enough about that. Ya’ll don’t follow me for sports updates, do you? Let’s talk about my weekend trip! This past weekend I went on a school field trip with my Hispanic Culture and Civilization class to Granada and Cordoba! I was just so excited to escape to the warm weather of southern Spain that it didn’t really matter that it was an educational trip. I’m actually pretty worn out from the wear and tear of traveling and gladly held up my wrist to be dragged from sight to sight by an adult. It was sooo nice not having to worry about catching a plane, passports, sleeping in the airport, arguing about where to go and when, dealing with cranky travel buddies, finding a hostel… It was lovely to just be led.
Our adventure began at 8:30 Friday morning. Well, that’s when it was supposed to begin. My friend and classmate Adam went to Kapital on Thursday night, overslept, and completely missed our bus. Oops. We waited at school for an extra 20 minutes or so, but then decided to leave without him. It turned out to be a good decision because he slept in until 12 and then realized that he missed the bus and had to book a new bus ticket to Granada. What are we going to do with that child?
Anyways, after a five or six hour bus trip we arrived in Granada, the beautiful Spanish city that is located at the bottom of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. We checked into our NICE (our teacher insisted we get 4 stars) hotel, then freshened up and began to explore the city. Our class reunited at the Cathedral, where we had a three hour guided tour around some of the city’s best sights. We saw La Capilla Real, where lie the bodies of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella (cool!), The Royal Chancery, the gorgeous Granada Cathedral, the Madraza university, and much more.
We were given free time that evening, and I went out with Dani and our friends Brittany and Zach for some souvenir shopping and absolutely delicious dinner at a Moroccan restaurant. We also spent some of the evening exploring Granada’s main street, Gran Via, and even found ice cream for one euro! Exhausted, Dani and I finished the night by cuddling in our hotel (!) room, reading, and watching “Raising Helen” in Spanish on TV….ahhh living the dream…