August 12, 2008 - Posted by Erin in Trips to the US

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So Jen’s wedding weekend has just come to a close, which means it’s about time for me to head back to Spain!!! How time flies!

The wedding was so perfect. It took place in the backyard of my aunt and uncle’s house (Jen’s parents). Nearly the entire family was there which made it an even more special occasion – not only because it was of course great to see everyone, but let’s be honest, the Campbell Clan knows how to have a good time! Cheers!

We couldn’t have asked for better weather for the afternoon wedding. Jen looked absolutely gorgeous. Her two little ones, Donovan and Marley, were a little piece of heaven as usual – both remained pleasantly distracted during the entire ceremony. The celebration went late into the night and could have easily carried on into the morning hours if we didn’t have to shut the music down. Good times!

And now I must return to Spain! It has been so incredibly refreshing to spend the last month and a half in the States visiting with all of my friends and family, getting things done, and most importantly, appreciating how fantastic the Bay Area is. As if I didn’t already love SF enough, I know now more than ever that it is truly the best place on Earth. The people, the culture, the landscape, the fresh air, the food, the variety, everything – it can’t be beat. No place on Earth has a better mix of all things wonderful than we do. Don’t get me wrong, Spain is amazing in a million different ways – the country is insanely beautiful, the culture so rich, the history so impressive, I can go on and on – it’s just that the Bay Area has a little bit of everything. My lesson learned that I now pass on to you is please don’t take it for granted!

I will be heading back this coming Monday with lots to look forward to in Spain. Two days after my arrival, my good friend Kim will be arriving for several days. Then, two days later, my other good friend Robin will arrive for another week. Then Jacob and I head to an island near Ibiza for his friend’s 30th birthday. And finally, the vacation is over my friends – I will officially begin working! No more teaching English classes (no way Jose!), I will be jumping back into the world of marketing (thank goodness!) and start making some use of myself again.

So, my adventure is evolving. I am sure I will have plenty more stories upon my return to Madrid, so keep an eye out for my regular blog updates again. I hope to stick to my once a week post for as long as possible. Don’t be strangers – email, call, come visit! I hope to see you all in December….tear :(.

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