Eleven Years :: Mallorca, Spain

Last Friday, April 22nd, was our ELEVEN year wedding anniversary. Whoa!

Normally, I spend a lot of time writing up a special blog post just for that day, but this year, we were on a flight to SPAIN! So the post is happening now :)

We have been staying in Mallorca, Spain for the past week and it has been an absolute dream.  Left the kiddos behind with their wonderful grandmothers and have been living with the freedom to do whatever we want, whenever we want for seven whole days!!!  We have been staying at an adults only resort called Cap Rocat which has just blown me away the entire time with everything from the service, cleanliness, food, staff, experiences, spa, etc…. I give it nothing but five stars! There are only thirty rooms on property so at any time of full capacity, there are only sixty guests.  It used to be a fortress for the military to run drills and stuff, but was abandoned by the government many years ago.  A local native ended up buying the property for next to nothing about twelve years ago and transformed the place into a global destination that would please even the most discerning of patrons.

We rented a car for a few days and did some adventuring around the island.  Stopped in places like Valldemossa which is probably one of the most quaint little towns I have ever been to.  The village square is covered with small cafes and restaurants but if you go deeper, the tree lined, cobble stoned roads narrow into nondescript home after home with narrow alley ways and almost every wall is covered in pottery filled with beautiful plants and flowers budding everywhere!  In between alleys you might catch a small glimpse of the beautiful Spanish terrain in the distance- oh it was so dreamy.  Then we moved on to Deià that was equally as charming just more of a trek to get to- one way in and one way out.  The road is extremely narrow and parking is scarce, but wow, it is beautiful to take it all in.  Lemon trees in every eyesight.  We had lunch here, traditional paella along with what  is served at every Mallorcan restaurant- bread, some sort of tomato and garlic sauce, and PLENTY of olives.  After that we moved on to the port village of Sóller where we had some ice cream and people watched.  The water sparkled as people frolicked around the beach side.  For us Floridians, the weather has been pretty chilly, 60’s and 70’s, so not much bathing suit wearing for these two.

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A couple days in, we decided to drive into the capital city, Palma, to tour the gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral.  It was breathtaking.  From every angle on the exterior to the intricate work of stained glass on the inside,  it was stunning and massive!  Once you step inside, you feel as if you are stepping back into a biblical time as you go from chapel to chapel dedicated to saint after saint…  Each displayed with a description of the what you were seeing along with the artist who contributed their work to the church.  It’s a must see if you are in  Palma.  

 

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Husband & I love a boat day any chance we get, so of course we had to take out the Cap Rocat boat and cruise around the island to see all of the terrain from the water.  So many caves, mountains, beautiful homes, and turquoise blue water surrounds.  The captain took us back into some tucked away beaches and hidden gems- it was so fun to see where the locals go on their days off.

We head back to reality tomorrow (Which I’m ready for!  I miss my babies!) but I am going to miss the peaceful calm of this beautiful place we have had the pleasure of experiencing the last week.  Feeling refreshed and happy!  Special thanks to my hard working husband who makes all of these amazing experiences a reality for us.  I feel blessed every day to call you mine and I would never take this life you provide for me and our boys for granted.  I love you.  Happy anniversary.