Monday, April 14, 2008

The Madrittmasters are going to Spain!

Normally tax time is burdensome for us. Typically, because of my self employment, we end up owing money. Knowing this, we've been setting aside money all year long. We expected to owe quite a bit. We were delighted when we found out that not only do we not owe as much as we thought, we actually get a little back. Our tax guy is a genius!

So, to celebrate our hard work, the Madrittmasters are going to Spain! I'd been researching it for a while, but didn't know if it could actually happen.

I'm so excited that I can hardly sit still. We're even going to spend a couple days in Lisbon, Portugal. This September we'll fly to Lisbon for 2 days, then Madrid for 3 days where I'll spend my birthday. Next we'll take a 2 1/2 hour train ride to Seville, where Corey will of course get a haircut. Additionally, it's a sister city to Kansas City, and in fact the Plaza is modeled after it. Since we were married on the Plaza, it makes it particularly special to be able to have a late anniversary celebration in Seville. After two days there, we'll take a short train ride to Granada for two days. Finally we'll spend 12 hours overnight on a train up to Barcelona where we'll spend the last 3 days of our vacation before heading back home.

This is an absolute dream come true for me! Looks like we'll be there during some cool festivals and every time we research online we find more amazing things happening there. It makes all our extra hard work worth it.

Next up... learn Spanish.

Adios!

- Monique

3 comments:

Steaming bowl o' Calderone said...

Congrats! Please tell me this is after the 5th & 6th.

cszponce said...

Madrid will be in Madrid. That's awesome on so many levels. :-)

Take a ton of pics!

JoRae said...

So cool, I'm jealous!