Our experience living in Granada, Spain

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

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.

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Sweating the little things (or little people) – Part 2 – Spain arrival

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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.

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Spain Preparation – The Green Light

Only in Granada.  Photos taken on April 6, 2014.  Both scenes about 30 miles apart  Source
Only in Granada. Photos taken on April 6, 2014. Both scenes about 30 miles apart. Source

I thought it’s as good a time as any for the 6th update in this series as our family plans for our move to Granada, Spain.

If you’d like more background, you can see the evolution of our decision in these previous posts:

Part 1 – The Motivation

Part 2 – The Considerations

Part 3 – The Decision

Part 4 – The Commitment

Part 5 – The Application

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Spain Preparation – The Commitment

Alhambra in WinterThis will be our view in about a year (Source:  @alhambraonline)

I thought it’s as good a time as any for another update.  As most of you know, our family will be moving to Granada, Spain this summer.

If you’d like more background, you can see the evolution of our decision in these previous posts:

Part 1 – The Motivation  (guest post at Pretired.org)

Part 2 – The Considerations

Part 3 – The Decision

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Plea for your support

AMPA - Gomez MorenoSo 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.

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We are moving to…Pomegranate?

PomegranateSince 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.

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