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Welcome to my blog. I document our family's adventures in Andalusia, Spain, and travels across Europe. Hope you have a nice stay!

Our Father Jesus Resurrected

Our Father Jesus Resurrected

Every so often, the stars align and all of the kids behave in Mass, they play quietly together after getting home, and everything is just as close to perfect as possible. That was our Easter Sunday.

To top it all off, after Mass, we went into Rota to watch the Easter procession in old Rota. Our first stop was to refuel with cafe con leche (espresso with milk), freshly squeezed orange juice, and toast with fresh tomatoes and jamon (ham). Delicious. As we were enjoying our snack and the beautiful weather, the procession actually happened upon us. We watched as the paso, Our Father Jesus Resurrected in his Divine Clemency, stopped in front of one of Rota’s churches before continuing along its route.  

After our snack, we walked to the main square to wait for the procession to make its way to the castle and Main Parish Church of Our Lady of the O. In contrast to the week’s early processions, the paso was light and the crowd seemed more festive. And the Harbin kids waited so nicely. I could have stood there in that crowd for hours like that.

I remarked to Charlotte while at the café that someday we would get to look back on the Easters we spent on little cobblestone streets, waiting for Jesus (not the Easter bunny), and soaking in the sights and sounds of Europe. What a great celebration of such a holy day, and one that we will surely treasure for a lifetime.

Algarve, Portugal

Semana Santa in Rota

Semana Santa in Rota