These days, when one puts together the arrangements for an overseas vacation it's done so far in advance that it seems like departure day will never roll around. And then all of a sudden it's upon us!
When we travel to Europe it's always in the fall. After many years of repeating this pattern, come the end of summer our gaze tends to drift eastward. The coolness of a morning bike ride to the office, or the smell of a damp evening- these are the things that suddenly cause vivid memories of past experiences on the continent to well up. This year has been especially cruel. With the overnight arrival of autumn weather- those magnificent sunny days of September with their brilliant blue skys and merciful cool nights (aahhh....sleep at last!!)- our minds have been frolicking in the Tuscan countryside or cat-napping under a mellow sun on a chaise in the Jardin du Luxembourg for close to two weeks now. It has been a slow countdown to lift off this year.
But the time has finally come. We depart this evening for Madrid!
Once there on Saturday we will be settled into an apartment in the heart of the city for the next two weeks. We are so happy to only have to unpack once on this trip. We are thrilled at the prospect of being able to get to know our neighbourhood and of discovering some of the hidden treasure's of Spain's capital. And if we have the energy and mother nature cooperates we hope to take a couple of day excursions to Toledo and Segovia.
above photo: Antonio Garcia via Wikimedia Commons
While we're away, you can expect the frequency of our postings to slow down a bit. But we will try to pop by from time to time with some of the fabulous Bobo things we've encountered. And we're sure we'll find an inspiring Texture shot or two to send your way.