What was supposed to be a 4 hour lay over in Madrid turned into 5 hours.
1 hour from Madrid to Lisboa.
14 hours! Ugh.
Lily was really good though.
She had a hard time falling asleep and tossed and turned while she was sleeping but did sleep through more than half the long flight.
The lay over in Madrid was a little tough.
I was carrying Lily (big mistake, next time I will bring a stroller) and after the long flight and having to go through the entire airport to get to customs and then to our connecting gate, my arm was killing me!!
Once we got to chill at our gate, we caught a beautiful sunrise and Lily was so happy to be able to just stretch out and walk around.
She was so exhausted that she fell asleep before we even got onto our connecting flight.
She wouldn’t even wake up to get off the plane.
I had her “indie” outfit in my carry-on bag but because we were both so exhausted, I never changed her.
Either way, both avo Carmo and avo Ricardo were there waiting for us as well as Lily’s biggest fan, prima Ana and Nuno.
Mine and Will’s relationship with Miami is….. complicated.
There are many things we love about this place. Our friends, the beach, the great community we now have around us, how easy it is to get around, the variety of culture, the art scene, our friends (did I mention friends already? we really love our friends)…
There are many things we hate about it too. How hot it is all year long (I think it’s hot 10 months out of the year), the lack of seasons (both Will and I really miss Fall), how flat the scenery is (it’s FLAT here!), how far Miami is from everything (if you drive for 5 hours, you are still in Florida and everything is still FLAT!)…
And just when we talk about moving out of state again (Raleigh, NC is still #1 choice), I have wonderful days like yesterday only to make things more complicated!
Lily and I had an amazing morning at the beach. It really couldn’t have been more amazing. (only Will there would have made it more amazing)