Hey MayaIndia Sweeties! Yesterday afternoon, SadeMaya (of MayaIndia fame) returned home from Spain and brought me some great gifts. She spent 2 weeks studying at the donQuijote School of Languages in an intense total immersion course. Her instructors spoke exclusively in Spanish and the challenge was to develop improved conversational fluency and increase vocabulary. She traveled 8 hours to Madrid and an additional hour to her final destination, Granada. SadeMaya and 9 other students were accompanied by 2 teachers from their school who served as their chaperones. In addition to classroom learning, they experienced the culture with visits to cathedrals, mosques, Arabic and Moroccan market places and Flamenco dance lessons. They toured Alhambra, un pueblo que es la casa de varios palacios (a town that is home to multiple palaces). At a local teteria (tea house), she enjoyed Atardecer de Granada (Sunset in Granada- black tea with caramel, vanilla, jasmine and mauve. They toured Las Cuervas de Nerja (the Caves of Nerja) Swam in the Mediterranean Sea Sampled delicious foods and desserts I am so thankful for technology and the ability to FaceTime my daughter while she was miles away. Despite the 6 hour difference, I spent many evenings, hearing about her exciting learning experience and their adventures in the 104 degree heat in Grenada. At the end of the second week at donQuijote, an exam was administered to the 4 students who were in the advanced class. I am happy to report, SadeMaya scored 100% on her exam. I do believe this trip was an absolute success! Do you have any special adventures planned for this summer? Tell me about them below. Until next time, Stay Sweet!