If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you already know that writing isn’t my greatest strength. As a result, I put together this little video that summarizes our experience of living in Granada better than anything I could ever write.
The stress of our US departure was behind us. We were on our way to Spain. Weeks of purging, packing and cleaning our house were at an end. Jed and I were certainly very relieved when we boarded our flight. As to be expected with any big move, the calm was short lived.
So we’re still over 8 months away from our adventure but I’m already getting a little taste of what appears to be the Spanish government’s lack of common sense and bureaucracy.
You see, I’m in contact with an elementary school in Granada named Gómez Moreno. I targeted this school in particular not just for its academics, but for its food service. Yes, it has an awesome cafeteria unlike any other I’ve seen in public schools.
They prepare and serve all locally sourced, organic meals from their onsite kitchen. They also mix in food and health education over the lunch hour. I’ve chatted with several ex-pats that have had kids attend this school and one of the first things they mention is how wonderful the cafeteria is.
Since my last update, we’ve made remarkable progress planning for our adventure. Our family will be moving to Spain next summer where we’ll become proficient in Spanish and take in and learn about all things española.
In less than one month’s time, I’ve determined the city, found a school for our boys, and have started negotiations to lease a house in one of the coolest neighborhoods in town.
I’m super jazzed to say that we’ll be spending the 2014-2015 school year in Granada, Spain.