Just a few last photos from our europtrip, where we spent far too much time posing for pictures in castles. Just kidding, NO SUCH THING. I'll castle pose all day, every day. In fact, that's exactly what I plan to do this coming September through January, when we're in Europe for the fall semester. The photos above and below are at the Castillo de Santa Barbara in Alicante, Spain. The castle is mostly in ruins these days (hence the lack of more photos), but oooh the view from those towers!
We also spent an evening in THE most enchanting Moroccan tea house. It was hard to find--our directions actually included a step that said "turn right after the house with the lion statues"--but with a drive took us through acres of hilly orange groves at sunset, it was hard to complain. The property is full of nooks and crannies and courtyards, both in the gardens and in the house, where one can take traditional Moroccan tea and pastries. Hard to describe this place without using obnoxious words like *enchanting* and *magical*, really, especially at the twilight hour, when we finally arrived.
^We explored around for a good half hour before we finally settled on this cozy corner, where we were served the most refreshing fruit teas, some from fruits we'd never even heard of. This gem was surprisingly expansive--we might as well have been the only ones there, tucked away in our little nook for hours.
^The kindest of old friends, who somehow put up with a married couple for a week in a foreign country. We heart you, Andrew!