For her birthday present, the Templetons took Tanzen out horseback riding. Now she wants to buy one.
There is a phrase some Spanish children hear all the time in school, “¿Estás en Babia?” It is our equivalent of, “Are you daydreaming?”
“To be in Babia” became an easy way to describe someone who was someplace else mentally. The phrase goes back to the kings and queens of Spain when they would leave their castles and political responsibilities and head for the mountains. They would disconnect in the silence of nature. Babia is a comarca (larger than our counties, but smaller than our states) in the northern mountains of Spain, about an hour and a half north of us.
We visited for a few days, wanting to escape and “estar en Babia.”
For our twelve year anniversary we took a short trip to Gijón, a city 2 1/2 hours north of us. We had beautiful weather and greatly enjoyed the landscape! If you would like to see more photos, click here.
A few photos from our valley over the past week.
We have been able to spend some time back in Minnesota this summer. Being surrounded by lakes has been like going back to being a kid.
Visiting family and friends throughout Minnesota and Iowa has allowed us to step back into some of our favorite places. Here are some photos.
More photos from this incredible area of Spain, about 4 hours from our home.
Here are some photos from a race in the Aquiliano Mountains behind our house. You can click here to read the race report.