Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Goodbye, Spain! We'll miss you!

          Just a few days ago, we were celebrating my birthday, cake and a movie included! We went to see the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Madrid with our friends Alicia and Rodrigo. We were all speaking Spanglish and exchanged fun sayings and expressions while the Christmas lights illuminated the streets in a final marvelous display. I had an amazing birthday, one that I am sure I will not forget any time soon!

     Our last few days have been filled with invitations to visit our friends across the country, giving thanks for a great semester, and sad goodbyes. We've definitely had our fair share of hugs and double kisses! Haha! It’s been great and sad as with each goodbye we cherish that person more and more for all the fun they added to this semester.   
Friends in UCF and Spain!
Same pose, different country!
     Wow, it’s hard to believe that this is our last day.  We’re packing up our belongings, memories flooding back as each souvenir finds its way into the suitcase. The feelings are so conflicting! We are excited to go home and to begin the next exciting chapter in our lives, but we are also sad to leave this amazing and incredible place filled with some of the best people you can find. We have been blessed with a fantastic host family, incredible Intercambio friends, and great American buddies. Back in Florida and here in Spain, we definitely have the best friends one could ask for!
         "In the end, what you do isn't going to be nearly as interesting or important as who you do it with." --John Green


      So, I will finish my time here with these final words from the song 93 million miles by Jason Mraz, “We’ve come a long way to belong here, to share this view of the night, this glorious night, and over the horizon is another bright light.”

                 Get ready Florida, we're coming home!

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