Visiting Salamanca with the padres.

My parents recently visited, and we got to show them a little bit about what life here in Spain is like. They loved our smaller town, and spent a long day walking around Madrid and seeing some live flamenco. They requested to go to Salamanca, where John and I have both spent some time, and we all enjoyed taking the train out there for an overnight visit. We stayed at an absolutely beautiful hotel, ate at some of our favorite spots, and sat in the Plaza Mayor (my favorite one to date) and talked, people-watched, and just enjoyed the city together.

I love, love, love Salamanca. It's where I spent two months with some close friends back in 2012, doing a summer missions project and studying Spanish. It's where John and I visited together when we were first getting to know each other; he wanted to show me where he studied at the University of Salamanca. Going back this time with my parents was a lot of fun because not only is this city a gem, its yellow stone walls almost glowing at sunset, it holds a special place in my heart because of the memories I've made there. My parents loved it, and we had so much fun showing them around.

A view of the city from the old Roman bridge. 

A view of the city from the old Roman bridge. 

We toured the cathedral, and climbed up to the top of the bell tower.

We toured the cathedral, and climbed up to the top of the bell tower.

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