Monday, October 6, 2014

Gran Canaria

This fall we had a unique opportunity - I got awarded one of the ConocoPhillips "cabins" located in the Canary Islands. My mom and Jeff were already talking about possibly coming for another visit this fall and we proposed meeting at Gran Canaria for a week.

The weather was gorgeous the entire time that we were there! It was sunny and warm. We did a few touristy things, but mostly just spent the week relaxing and enjoying one another's company - it was perfect!

I mean, why would you need to leave here anyway?! ;-)

We visited two big tourist sites - Palmitos Park and Aqualand. The dolphin show at Palmitos Park made the visit worth it (fabulous!) and the water park was fun, but we were a little disappointed when Jason was told he couldn't go down the slides with her in the kid area. That didn't leave a lot of things for her to play with, but she still had a good time with Grandma and Papa and we snuck off to ride some of the adult slides. :-)

Most of the restaurants seemed to offer the same eclectic selection of food, but there were a couple places that were really delicious! Madi loved this pork chop, but was not a huge fan of the lemon (although she kept eating it and making that face...)

We also visited a couple beaches in the area, Anfi del Mar and Amadores. Both were very nice and we enjoyed them. Highly recommend if you are visiting the southern area of the island.

But mostly we just enjoyed watching this cutie pie run laps back and forth across the yard. :-)

It was hard saying good-bye to Grandma and Papa, but we are so happy that they could join us for the week!

I loaded up on Starbucks before we left and snapped some shots from the plane on our way out. It was a long flight to Oslo and Madi decided she didn't want to nap on it. Until we landed. She slept like that through the terminal, into baggage claim, and only woke up before we went through security again to catch our flight to Stavanger. This was the first plane ride we've had since Madi has been proficiently walking. It definitely made it a bit more challenging, but she's a pro at this now with 34 flights under her belt. ;-)

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