We had two trips left to make as we left Barcelona: Normandy and Greece. As mentioned in my last post, we went to Normandy for Fourth of July and specifically waited to visit this historic place at the end of our two-year stay in Spain, and it did not disappoint. The boys have a newfound respect for World War Two and the countries that came together to win it.
Our very last trip combines the birth of modern civilization with a visit with one of my swim buddies: Vakis. We met over 16 years ago while both representing our countries during a summer confederation of military reserve officers. We became fast friends in part because we share the same Fired UP, positive attitude of enjoying life. (Warning: be careful about trying to drink with a Greek, especially when the Ouzo flows!) There are acquaintances, friends and swim buddies – Vakis is a swim buddy. No matter how long it has been, we picked up where we left off (minus the Ouzo – though he gave me a bottle!) – as if nothing had changed.