What a perfect theme for me this month at Art Journal Journey. Thank you Hazel. What a surprise I had in March! My son called me and said "Mom, do you want to go to Spain and Portugal with Daphene and me?" YES!!!! The magical part is the part where I tell you that Scott and Daphene treated my husband and me to the whole two week whirlwind including airfare! Wow! I haven't been with my son this long since he left home for college some 34(?) years ago. The whole journey was indeed shear magic. The mystery part? Daphene planned everything. All we knew was that we would land in Barcelona and drive through Spain to Portugal. We never knew where we would stay or for how long. Basically it was a business trip for Scott and Daphene. They own a company which is growing by leaps and bounds. So we went to two manufacturing companies, one in Madrid and one in Porto, Portugal. I can't begin to tell you how much fun we had together. I really want to go back to Spain and Portugal to stay longer in a couple of the places we visited.
This is my son Scott on the right and Jose who lives in Madrid. Jose was our host in Madrid and Portugal and I mean to tell you we had such a wonderful time with him. Thanks Jose for happy memories! Jose is younger than my son and took to calling me Mama. He also teased me every bit as much as Scott does. One night we had dinner with Jose and his beautiful wife Maria. What a pleasure and the restaurant was so elegant. I am indeed a lucky Mama!
This is my handsome son Scott and his beautiful wife Daphene. Thank you kids, you make me so proud and happy!!
This was one fantastic meal in Madrid and I enjoyed every mouth full!
I want to start handwriting in my journal but had a hard time -- maybe y'all can give me some pointers as to the best pens to use. My quote says "We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us .." unknown.
I hope everyone is well and happy. I so appreciate your comments and it does encourage me. I know I have a long way to go!
My best to you and yours - Sandy
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