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Unforgettable Family Moments in Valencia with Dear Friends

Family travel with the best of โ€˜em! 

Last summer we were fortunate enough to meet up with our dear friends from LA, Dave and @tiffany_jacobs_quinn, in St. Remy de Provence, France, along for the ride with their multi-generational family trip. Well, the Europhiles that they are, they decided to spend their spring break in Valencia. 

They stayed just a 5-minute walk away from our place in El Carmen so we were able to meet up easily for activities. We had many special meals together, including at Alqueria del Pou #alqueriadelpou for Valencian paella and โ€˜alcachofas a la planchaโ€™ (grilled artichokes) at an outdoor garden patio on the outskirts of town. The biggest treat was that the girls were able to celebrate with us at Jacobโ€™s birthday party, and had a lot of fun playing and being silly and crazy together. 

Thanks to my momโ€™s babysitting help with the three kids for a sleepover (okay, not much sleep was actually had), us parents went out for a true Spanish-style dinner at 10:30pm followed by dancing at Club Salvaje, which was a blast. Dave and Tiff were such troopers for going clubbing while still jet-lagged! 

These guys not only inspired our 2019 maternity leave EuroTrip (they did the same with their kids, twice!) but continue to be fantastic travel buddies. Canโ€™t wait for more family trips together in Europe and beyond. 

And lest we forget the joy of traveling without kids: the Daves will meet up again in a month for an epic golf trip in Scotland ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ