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Happy Thanksgiving from Sevilla, Spain

24 Nov

Author: Amy

Gracias, Thank you, Danke, Dankie, Ef Charisto, Grazie, Hvala, Merci

To you who read and follow our blog; on this Thanksgiving Day, which we will spend in Sevilla, Spain, we feel so completely grateful for so many things.  Thanksgiving to me is like a cozy hug of a holiday spent with family staying warm and eating good food.

With a humble voice we are thankful for . . .

  • our health – our family – our freedom – our friends old and new – the wonders of nature – random kindness of strangers – google maps – great food – virtual school – the Kindle and for excellent readers – teachers – Amor – clean water – historians and those that chose to preserve history so we can learn – Democracy – all the heroes that had the strength and determination to change history for the better . . . our list is endless.

We found our favorite tapa restaurant last night and it's only a block away. Taberna Paco España! The food is awesome and the service is even better. The owner ran after us as we were leaving to give the kids candy for the walk home. To live for a while in Sevilla walking everywhere within clean, beautiful cobblestone streets is truly something we are thankful for.

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8 Comments

Posted by on November 24, 2011 in Spain

 

8 responses to “Happy Thanksgiving from Sevilla, Spain

  1. Carey

    November 24, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your Thanksgiving in Sevilla with the wonderful Spanish people, love for life, energy, and beauty surrounding you! You are all in my thoughts this Thanksgiving!

     
  2. Bob

    November 24, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Great Boots Kendal! Happy Thanksgiving we will be thinking of you alot today!

    Love Bob Cari Nolan and Nadia

     
  3. Grandma

    November 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    We are so thankful to see all of you on skype. How blessed that we were all together for thanksgiving. Only you couldn’t have grandpa’s pies. We love you!!!!!!!!!

     
  4. Cary G.

    November 26, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Happy Thanksgiving! Sounds like a wonderful trip so far :0)

     
  5. Raquel

    November 26, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Happy thanksgiving we miss so much. Love u!

     
  6. Caroline

    November 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Happy SQUANTO day!!!!!! I miss you guys SO much i’m trying to convince my parents to go where you are for Christmas.

     
  7. Aunt Nancy

    November 27, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Happy Thanksgiving! So glad you got to be part of our party! Can’t wait to learn more about Spain!!

     
  8. Scott N.

    November 28, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I lived in Madrid for a year in 1975 when I was a senior in high school (yes, I am that much older than you guys) and you only need to know a few key phrases to successfully navigate your way around Spain. First, is da me un otro vaso de vino tinto por favor (I’ll have another glass of red wine please), donde esta el bano? (where is the bathroom?) and finally, quiere a bailar? (do you want to dance – well I was 17 at the time.

    Make sure you take in a real bullfight to really understand what it means to be Spanish. When you look up the word machismo in the dictionary, surely a picture of a matador will be beside it.

    Don’t eat the ear of the bull if offerred to you after the bullfight. Yes, it is a great honor to be offerred it, but it tastes horrible.

    If you like sherry at all, plan a side trip to Jerez de la Frontera.

    Scott

     

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