Well, Brian requested off for the 4th of July about 2 months ago, and we switched plans dozens of times for what we wanted to do on the 4th. We considered going back to Switzerland and seeing that area again, but wanted to do something a little crazier..So we found tickets 2 days before Brian's vacation started to an island owned by Spain! Believe it or not, even though we bought the tickets 2 days before, we were more prepared this trip than any other trip we have taken in the last 5 months being here. We had a place to stay, a rental car, and actual plans for the days we were there. Ha!
Our first night, we landed and headed straight to our BnB. It was a little sketch, but all we needed was a bed to sleep on, and a shower. Oh the shower...lets just talk about that now.. Brian and I couldn't figure out the hot water in the house, so we ended up taking freezing showers every single night. It was painful..physically painful. I couldn't breathe when the water would go higher than my waste.
Anyway..So we dropped our stuff off and ran to the nearest Kebab stand!
|Kebabs and Patata Fritas|
|First stopping point was this beautiful view of Port de Polenca|
|Mirador des Colomer|
|The scary road to the Cap de Formentor|
|At the Lighthouse at the Cap de Formentor|
|Delicious cold drink at the restaurant|
|Cutting the Hamon. It was so good|
|Tapas and Pizza!|
|The water was so warm! Baby bump ahead..|
|Awesome sand castle! If you sat next to it in the chair pictured on the left, you'd have to pay to get your pic taken. We are cheap and just snapped a picture of the sand castle!|
|This picture took too long to take. I think he attempted this like 5 times|
|Siesta hour = Vacant streets|
|Brian always ends up on some sort of wall, doesn't he?|
|Deserted and beautiful|
|Me taking a pic of Brian, and him taking one of me!|
|He found a teeny shell and said he would be putting dis in his pocket for later. He is cute|
|The beautiful Cathedral de Palma|
|Inside the Cathedral. We accidentally went to mass....|
|The tasty Paella!!|
|Octopus...It was crunchy. Brian said I ate the beak...|
Trying to be good on the sabbath, we ended up just going to the beach, relaxing and reading books the rest of the day. It was fun.
Monday, we were rested and ready to hit the island again. Oh man, was it fun! We took off to the East coast, which was about an hour drive. Our first stop was to the Coves de Arta! Amazing Caves with Stalagtites/mites and columns that were formed over thousands of years. They even played a light show within the caves! Soo cool. It was hard for the guy giving the tour. He gave the tour in 3 languages -- Spanish, German, and English. Brian got to hear his explanation twice, and the people in our group were sick of him talking by the time he got to English, so it was a little hard for me to hear everything. It was completely worth going though. Very well lit cave!!
|First, I must brag on this bakery we stumbled upon that morning.. The pastries were amazing!!!|
|The light show!|
|So fun to watch|
|This is coming out of the caves. The stairs went down another 20 steps|
|This was the most amazing italian. Delish|
|Right outside the Lunch spot, and right next to the next beach|
|That wave might look itty bitty, but it was a monster. So fun|
|My makeshift chair|
|There were so many stray cats in Arta!!|
|The church at the top of the hill|
|tortilla de patata tapa topped with tomato|
|What a beautiful Cathedral. It was seriously so so pretty. Pictures don't do it justice.|
|We got fries too. That pizza was so good though!|
Now, those of you reading may think..man, do bad things ever happen when one goes on vacation? Brian and I were convinced this was the smoothest trip we have ever been on! No hiccups whatsoever!! We turned in our rental car the next day and hopped on our flight. We slept the 2 hour flight home. We walked out the door of the airport, and the shuttle we needed was right there. It was just great! Until....
I thought for a second about Brian's wallet. I hadn't seen it in over 24 hours. The last place he put it was under neath the seat in our rental car. Surely, he grabbed it. So I asked him.."Brian, um...where is your wallet?" His eyes got huge. We discussed the wallet the night before when we went to fill up the rental car with gas. He explained that he didn't have it (we just had cash in a zipper that was easier to hold) and that it was at our BnB. We didn't think of the wallet again until we were in Germany driving home. Brian said "...Its not in the rental car, is it?" The rest is history. Tuesday was a day of frustration trying to get through 2 language barriers (Spanish and German) to figure out where his wallet was. It is safely with the Hertz people at the Airport in Palma Mallorca...We have to get someone to go pick it up because of the sensitive information within the wallet. We are still working with the UPS people in Spain to go get it and mail it to us. Its a headache, but trips are never perfect!