Family Vacation

Countdown to Vacation

We’re down to the final 24 hours to our vacation.  This year we are heading to the Canary Islands.

The Canary Islands, also known as the Canaries, is a Spanish archipelago located just off the northwest coast of mainland Africa, 100 km west of the border between Morocco and the Western Sahara.

We will be on the island of Lanzarote, which is the north eastern most island.

The Canaries are largely a European vacation destination.  Spanish, English and German are the main languages spoken on the islands.  To get there from the US, you have to get a connecting flight in Spain.  On the way there we don’t really spend any time in Madrid.  However on the way home we do get a full day there.

We are planning to get at least one dive in and possibly try surfing.  We are also going to touring the volcano.  There is a restaurant, El Diablo, that uses heat form the volcano to cook.  If possible we may head to the north end of the island and spend a day on the black sand beaches.

Why the Canaries?  I’m tired of the Caribbean and Florida.  Really, how much rum can one consume in a week?  We wanted to try something really different. Something that a lot of people have not tried yet.

So tomorrow the adventure begins….

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