Gabriella was invited by her Spanish teacher, to join a group of kids from his Spanish classes, to go to Spain for 10 days. The invite extends to the children's families as well. DH and I decided for me to go as well. We are going through EF Tours. Here's the itenerary that we will be following: Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain Day 2: Madrid Take a walking tour of Madrid Visit the Prado Day 3: Madrid Take a guided tour of Madrid Puerto del Sol Plaza Mayor Plaza de Oriente Visit the Royal Palace Day 4: Toledo • Consuegra • Granada Travel to Toledo Take a guided tour of Toledo Visit the Toledo Cathedral Visit the Church of Santo Tomé Visit a synagogue Travel to Consuegra See Don Quixote's windmills Continue on to Granada Day 5: Granada • Costa del Sol Take a guided tour of Granada Visit the Alhambra Travel to the Costa del Sol Day 6: Costa del Sol Enjoy a free day on the Costa del Sol Day 7: Seville Travel to Seville Take a guided tour of Seville With your expert local guide you will see: Barrio de Santa Cruz Visit the Seville Alcázar Visit the Seville Cathedral Take a walking tour of Seville With your tour director you will see: Giralda Tower Torre del Oro Plaza de Toros Day 8: Córdoba • Madrid Travel to Córdoba Visit the Mezquita Continue on to Madrid Day 9: Madrid Enjoy a free day in Madrid Day 10: Depart for home The main reason for me going is because I have a 'Spanish family' that lives in Madrid. When I was in high school my family participated in a student-exchange program. Lorena (my Spanish sister) came and stayed with us for about a month. Her sister came and stayed with another family - but we had her come stay with us and her sister for about a week (her family was the pits and NO FUN). The following 3 years BOTH girls came back and stayed most of the summer. Lorena was in our wedding. I've NEVER been able to go over there to meet her parents, cousins, grandparents, etc. Now that we girls have grown up we all three have kids.....whom I've never met either. I've gotten permission from G's teacher to be able to see Lorena on the 'free' day in Madrid. I don't know what our plans are yet - just know that I'm FINALLY going to get to meet my entire Spanish family :excited:!!!!