|JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA — BACK ON THE MAP|
We head to Spain this week for our three-week "have some fun while we find an apartment" trip. When we get back in early February, Jerry will have only 15 days of work remaining. Not bad.
|CÁDIZ — SOUNDS KIND OF LIKE KÁH-DEETH — AND KIND OF DIFFICULT TO RETHITHT.|
Jerez de la Frontera is back in the running as a possible place to live. We've made some nice connections there as well as in Sevilla and, being smaller than Sevilla and closer to the ocean, it offers some different options. And the city gets points for flying the rainbow flag from City Hall every year for Gay Pride.
The plan is to train the 60 minutes down to Jerez in the first few days to check things out before we start focusing on specific neighborhoods in Sevilla. Cadiz is only about 10 minutes south of Jerez, so maybe another side (south) trip. And, on the way, we pass right through El Puerto de Santa Maria. Who knows what we'll discover.
WHO'S DECISION IS THIS?
|CHARMING. COLD. NOT WHERE WE CHOOSE TO LIVE.|
So, OK, I obviously do feel the need to defend our choices; old family habits die hard. We have done our homework. The country of Spain is not perfect (nowhere is), but it is a wonderful country and has done a good job of separating church from state... better I might add than the USA (another imperfect and wonderful place). By living in Spain, we will be able to travel cheaply and easily around Europe — something we definitely want to do. Upstate New York is not "us" and it's cold in winter. Spain, for us, is an adventure. Upstate New York is not. So, thanks, extended family, for your concern. But we will continue to make our own choices and we will continue to own responsibility for their outcome. And I promise myself, and you kind readers, to not in the future try and justify or defend our decisions.
|CHOLERA IN LOVELY VIOLET HUES|
THE TRIPThe next time I post it will be from Spain. Hasta luego!