October was a special month for us this year, not only did Dan turn thirty, but his brother and family were able to hop across the pond to celebrate with us. And we’re not talking a small hop…they came all the way from LA to London and then we flew on to Majorca, Spain with them! And they have a one year old baby! Scott, Christine and baby Henry were major troopers!
They arrived in London the weekend before Dan’s birthday and we were able to show them our new London neighborhood as well as explore some of their favourite areas from the last time they visited.
After a few days in London, we made our way over to Majorca. We stayed in a fantastic villa up in the cliffs, with sweeping views of the beautiful Spanish island’s coast. The infinity pool was by far the best feature in the home, and where we spent most of our time.
We took a day trip up to Valldemossa, which is a quaint historical village lined with shops and restaurants. We had a fun time exploring and enjoyed soaking in some Spanish culture.
We celebrated Dan’s 30th on the water at a lovely restaurant in Port d’Andratx. We enjoyed sampling the fresh seafood and we were treated to a beautiful sunset!
We were able to spend a bit of time at a few of the local beaches. We visited a popular beach in Palmanova on the southern coast of the island. It had beautiful white sand beaches and we all enjoyed swimming in the sea. Another day we decided to try a “secret” beach. Before long we found ourselves on a two-track winding into the hills. The road eventually became too much for our “mini-van” and so we decided to walk the rest of the way to the beach. After about a 15 minute walk, we were rewarded with a perfectly secluded beach in a small little cove. We spent the afternoon swimming in the crystal clear water and soaking up the sun.
All too soon, our time in Spain was up and Scott, Christine & Henry were headed back to LA. It was unfortunate timing that one of my big deals at work was closing the week they visited. It was massively time consuming and kept me occupied much more than I would have liked. As a result I wasn’t able to spend as much time with Scott, Christine and baby Henry as I had hoped, but overall it was a great trip and we love our precious time with family. It’s so hard not seeing them when we’re living on opposites sides of the world, but we cherished every moment we had together!