We Did It!

We picked up our visas from the Spanish Consulate yesterday. The woman who assisted was lovely (as was the previous) and was delighted for us. She asked where we were planning to live and when we said Valencia, the gentleman next to us said, “That’s where I am from! Valencia is the best!” The Consulate employee said, “Yes, Valencia is lovely, but San Sebastian is best!” We all chuckled and told them we were looking forward to exploring all of Spain and San Sebastian was high on our list. This pleased her very much! Their warmth reminded us why we chose Spain and the kindness of its people.

But the best part of the day was spending time with our LA kids and beautiful granddaughter! Thank goodness for FaceTime! It would be a lot more difficult without being able to connect daily if necessary to see her and our newest addition (due this July in NYC) regularly, as well as our son and daughter here in Arizona. While it is very emotional to be moving far away, we know Ruthie has competent, capable, amazing parents–who promise to bring her to Spain every year!

Our singing sweetheart serenaded us on the way to dinner! 

As the final days tick by, we are reminded of lots of work still ahead–sorting, packing, selling, cleaning, storing. The saga continues…

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4 thoughts on “We Did It!

  1. Well done. How difficult was it? Due to brexit was thinking about it, but married to Spanish lady and we have two Spanish kids so hopefully be all right. Heard it’s a four year process?

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    1. Barry, it was about six months start to finish to get the visas in place. Lots of dotting i’s and crossing t’. Keep reading everyone’s blogs for advice and research. Keep in touch…we will let you know how it goes. Thanks for following us! Alisa

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  2. Congratulations and Good luck with your move! That last bit of work with the sorting and packing was one of the hardest parts. What to bring? What to store? Decisions, decisions!

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