Thursday, December 2, 2010

Our trip to Gran Canaria, pt.1

We had a wonderful time in the Canary Islands and are now back in snowy, chilly Germany. It was a great time of swimming, relaxing and enjoying the 78 degree temperatures.

The resort was beautiful and was situated on the southern coast of Gran Canaria Island.

The view from our balcony

Behind the hotel

The girls and I decided to take part in the Grease show in front of hundreds of guests one night. We had a great time learning choreography and performing together. It was also a lot of fun getting to know the cast and staff.

We were exhausted by the time it was over.

After we had spent the first couple of days enjoying the resort we decided to explore the rest of the island. We traveled to the wester side of the island to Puerto De Mogan. This small fishing port was beautiful with all of the colorful homes designed in the mediterranean style.

Next we took a bus to see the dunes in Mespalomas. The dunes were designated a national park in 1994 and can only be crossed by foot or by camel. We even got the chance to toss the frisbee for a while once we located a smooth area.

The water a few feet away.

Even though the dunes were covered with families, we found out that it was also a spot frequented by nudist. After our game of frisbee we didn't hang around.

After the dunes the four of us split a stuffed crepe (stuffed with bananas, strawberrys and whipped cream). Yum.

The seven days flew by, like most fantastic vacations, and before we knew it we were on a shuttle back to the airport.

I will write more about our return to winter in part 2.

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