December 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 | We made full use of our academic winter break by returning to the States for 2 weeks during December and January.
Initially, Tim and I had planned to stay in Spain – or at least Europe – over winter break, but we ultimately decided we’d rather spend the holidays with our families in the US. So, on Christmas Eve, we boarded a transatlantic flight from Barajas to DFW and then parted ways from the airport; Tim headed to Mansfield by car, and I traveled to Albuquerque by plane.
Our winter vacation provided everything we were looking for: Tim got to hang out in Texas with his dad and brother, my dad and I fit in a 3-day ski trip to Taos Ski Valley, and my mom and I attended several exercise classes at the gym (a classic Nancy-Jen pastime). Tim joined us in ABQ in early January, and we all spent time together eating scrumptious meals, watching good movies, and soaking in the breathtaking mountain views. Until next time, USA!