Thursday, April 16, 2015

More Family Fun

Two weeks after my dad and brother left us we were spoiled with more family coming to visit!

Danny's cousin Misty and her family have been living in Italy for her husband's job the past couple of years. The kids had a week off of school for spring break so they decided to knock seeing Africa off their list of trips and visit us at the same time!

They spent the first part of their trip in Marrakech and then came to Agadir to see us for their last two days of vacation.

We were so happy to have a house full of family! The kids are between 9 and 17 years old and were all so sweet with Lily. She was basically in Heaven having so many big kids around to play with!

The kids jumped at the chance to eat Pizza Hut!
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Our big crew walking to the beach.
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The big kids braved the cold Atlantic Ocean.
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Mia took Lily on a little beach walk.
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Having a house full of kids was so fun!
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Lily wanted to be wherever Mia was.
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Our cutie cousins.
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Showing some Aggie pride!
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Lils convinced Mia to give her a wagon ride before they left!
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It was such a treat to have the Kecks here with us for a couple of days. Lily still wakes up asking if her cousins are coming to our house today and they have been gone for a week!
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Family Visit

A few weeks ago my dad and brother made the trek to come and visit us. We met up with them in Portugal for a few days and then all made our way back to Agadir together.

Lily and I needed to leave Morocco since we were coming up on being here for 90 days straight (which is the max number of consecutive days allowed for a tourist to stay here) and none of us had ever been to Portugal so Lisbon was the perfect spot for us to all meet up!

We got to Lisbon a day earlier than my dad and brother, so we spent the day just walking around and exploring.

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Pamps and Uncle Tito showed up bright and early at the hotel the next morning! So glad to all be together!

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We bought tickets for the hop on and off open top bus tour around the city and took that around to see some sights

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Lily fell asleep before we even made it to our first stop!

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All smiles after her power nap.

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Day 2 we rode the cable cars around town to see some more sights.

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All smiles before our yummy Portuguese dinner!

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We flew out of Lisbon the next day to go to Casablanca. Normally we avoid Casablanca at all costs, but my dad wanted to go to Rick's Cafe from the movie Casablanca so we HAD to make an exception!

We checked into our hotel for the night and then went by the largest mosque in Africa.

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He can officially mark this off his bucket list!

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I was actually really impressed with Rick's Cafe. We got great service and delicious food in a really fun atmosphere! It was worth the side trip to Casablanca.

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We flew to Agadir the next morning, went to lunch at our favorite seafood restaurant and then rested up for our road trip to Marrakech the next day.

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Looking for treasures in Marrakech.

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We spent our last day together showing Pamps and Uncle Tito the highlights of Agadir.

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Lily showed our visitors her beach and worked on her interpretive dance moves…

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After a week together, it was time for my bother to head back to America for work and my dad to continue on for the rest of his European vacation.

We were so glad to have family with us on this side of the world!

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