Ava's-Still-By-The-Sea at Odiorne Point State Park

A few minutes away from Wentworth By The Sea is a town called Rye, where Odiorne Point State Park is located. The first parking lot had access to walking trails that would take you to the waterbut weren’t sure how long the walk would be and decided to head down to the second parking lot instead, which is right by the water and playground. Similar to Great Island Common, there is an entrance fee but we got in free because it was out of season.

Odiorne Point State Park is a bit bigger than Great Island Common and hosts the Seacoast Science Center, which is like a mini aquarium (really small). Tickets are $10 per adult and Ava was free.

There is a small area where Kids can touch starfish, various shellfish, and seaweed. Ava had lots of fun here!

Ava-By-The-Sea: Hanging out at Great Island Common

Tucked away in Newcastle, NH is a classic Gilded era hotel called Wentworth By the Sea. You might remember it from the 1999 move, In Dreams. No we did not stay there, but the day was beautiful so we drove out to Great Island Common, which is a state park about half a mile from the hotel. There is normally an entrance fee but because it was out of season still, entrance was free. The park was small and not crowded at all; there’s even a playground for kids!

Marginal Way at Ogunquit

Not so hidden in Oqunquit is a beautiful coastal walk by the name of Marginal Way. There is free/metered parking around (if you can get a spot) but you will most likely have to opt for one of the many lots in the area. Prices range from five to fifteen dollars (We parked in one for five dollars). Doesn’t really matter which parking lot you choose as there are many entrances to Marginal Way. In our case, we decided to take a quick walk around Perkin’s Cove first and to start from there.

The Portland Headlight at Fort Williams Park

Just 15 minutes away from downtown Portland is a little gem called Fort Williams Park. After grabbing brunch at the High Roller Lobster Company, we grabbed coffee at the Speckled Axe and headed over to the park.

Fort Williams Park

The park consists of a walking path, the Portland Headlight, Fort Williams, and a few battlements. The walkway runs by the cliffs and gives an amazing view of the waves. There’s also a beautiful garden that you cut through. Even though the park is stroller friendly, we walked it all (Ava wanted to walk by herself!)

Portland Headlight

Situated at the end of the path is the Portland Headlight. Other than the lighthouse, there is a an old bell which Ava loved playing with.

Jordan: Day 9

After an early breakfast, we packed up our things and said goodbye to the camp.

Wadi Rum

Water Caves

First stop was a water cave. We got a quick and interesting lesson in how the Bedouin find water in the dessert - they look for a tree line around sandstone stacked on top of igneous rock, then they search for a cave in that area (the idea is that water filters through the sandstone into the cave). We went in for quick look, then got on our way to next location in Wadi Rum.

Canyons with Nabatean Carvings

This is a small canyon that was part of an old Nabatean trade route. Inside, the canyon walls were covered in Nabatean carvings. It was a little tricky to navigate with Ava, but with some help from the tour guide, we were able to make it in and out safely.

Sand Dunes

Last spot in Wadi Rum! Ava has an aversion to walking on sand so I had to carry her up…

Red Sea

A few hours later, we were at the Gulf of Aqaba, which is part of the Red Sea. We didn’t stay at the beach area too long, and went to grab a quick bite of shawarma for lunch.

Dead Sea

A few more hours later, we made it to our last location of the day, the Dead Sea! We had to pay an entrance fee to use the private beach, but it was worth it as you get to use the resort’s facilities (pools & showers).

The Dead Sea was super salty, and while Ava was ok at first, her micro cuts started to burn. Some water also got into both our eyes, which really burned (a lot!). Luckily, there was a hose there with fresh water, which allowed us to rinse off immediately. Skin also felt amazing afterwards!

Goodbye Jordan!

After the dead sea, our trip was wrapped up and we headed off to the Airport. Next stop, home!

Jordan: Day 8

This was going to be a long day with lots of driving, so our driver picked us up at 6:30am to start our day.

Midway Castle

We hit this rest stop after 2 hours of driving to grab some breakfast and use the bathrooms. We ended up picking up some snacks as well.


Petra National Park

We got to the park and entered with our Jordan Passes. To our mistake, we didn’t opt for an official tour guide and just like at the airport, we got bombarded with unofficial guides and other services (you can have the tour guide shoo them away).

After walking 3km through a canyon, you arrive at the first building - The Treasury. This when we wished we had a tour guide because it was non-stop harassment for services from this point.

Mommy look, I’m on a donkey!

Mommy look, I’m on a donkey!

We walked through the park, admiring the buildings and eventually made it to the last portion of Petra National Park - a pathway up a mountain to see the Monastery. We were running low on time so we ended up paying for some donkey rides up to the top and back to the Treasury.

From there it was a brutal 3km walk through the canyon back to the front entrance with a sleeping Ava.

Wadi Rum

Watching the beautiful sunset in the desert

Watching the beautiful sunset in the desert

After grabbing a quick lunch outside of Petra National Park, it took another 3 hours to get to Wadi Rum. Our driver parked the car in a guest lot and we were all driven, along with our clothing, to the Bedouin camp in the back of a pickup truck, where we would spend the night.

We dropped off our gear and took a short ride to a nearby site where we could watch the sunset.

We walked back after and were served a dinner that was cooked similarly to the Pacific Islanders - on coals under the dirt. The food was delicious; it was far better than the food from the Bedouin camp in Dubai! After dinner, we showered and head to bed.

Yup, we slept in one of those!

Yup, we slept in one of those!

Jordan: Day 7

First day in Jordan and we gotta say, it was chaotic. From getting mobbed and harassed by people looking to direct you to a cab, or drive you, or hold your luggage (all for tips of course), to wasted time waiting for our Careem driver that got pulled over by police, it was not a fun experience.

After getting to the hotel, we had plans to hire a private driver to take us to Jerash but found out that the Roman ruins closed early at 6:30pm, even though the website said 8pm. We then wanted to go to see an old Roman citadel in Amman but turns out everything closed early in Jordan (despite the website’s information).

We looked at this on the brightside - this gives us some much needed R&R to prepare for the next two days. We did just that by lounging at the roof deck pool and sleeping early.


Just chilling by the water... 

Leaving Abu Dhabi

Ava and Mommy waiting patiently for Daddy =/

Ava and Mommy waiting patiently for Daddy =/

Our last day in the UAE! We had checked out and gotten ready to leave but then unfortunately, I realized I had left my sunglasses in the room =(. This wouldn’t have been an issue except for the fact that we had can hour and a half to get to the airport and checkin. They called housekeeping but it took too long, so they sent someone to the room and we ended up tipping the guy 10AED (he ran!). The taxi driver sped for us and the Etihad checkin was very efficient so we made it with about 30 minutes left. Jordan here we come!

Abu Dhabi: Day 5

UAE, we’re back! We tried getting smart cards this time at immigration but they guy didn’t want to set us up 😑 Guess we’ll never get them…

Sheikh Zayed Mosque at Night

As we rode our cab to the Ritz Carlton Grand Canal, we could see the brightly lit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. 

There were a few great views of the mosque from the resort as well, and upon learning that we wanted to see the mosque, one of the bellhops drove us around the property and to specific viewing areas. 

View of the mosque from the Ritz-Carlton

View of the mosque from the Ritz-Carlton

Unfortunately, the mosque was closed and didn’t allow anyone on the grounds. We could only admire the beauty from a distance

Too bad we couldn’t enter…

Too bad we couldn’t enter…

We ended our night after this. We needed to rest for the next day!

Maldives: Day 4-9

Once we arrived, we got driven to reception and had to sign a waiver for Ava, and then someone drove us to our rooms. We would spend the next four nights here on the island of Meedhupparu at the Adaaran Prestige Water Villas.

The Water Villas

There were only ten villas, with two rooms each. At most, during peak capacity, there would be twenty couples/families. We went during the tail end of the monsoon season, so there must of been only three to four couples. Our villa, #819, had a beautiful view of the sunset and enough coverage for privacy. #820 has a great view of the sunset as well but they are fully exposed.

At the deck, there is a lounge bed, as well as a jacuzzi and a set of stairs that leads directly into the water.



The Beach

There were a few beaches on the island, but guests staying at the water villas had a private beach. Because there were only a handful of couples to begin with, it felt like having our own beach! Almost every time we were there, we were the only family…just us, the white sand, and the water.


There’s also plenty of fish in the crystal clear water. We didn’t have to go far to see fish and coral, it was all right at the beach and by the villas!

The Pool

Just like the beach, the pool was virtually empty. We had it all to ourselves!

The Dining

We purchased the all inclusive option, which we highly recommend. The food, especially the seafood, was excellent. We ate multiple entrees each meal, along with tons of fresh pineapple and watermelon juice. Oh, and we drank lots of alcohol as well...

Ava’s dining on the beach while mommy is playing with hermit crabs

Ava’s dining on the beach while mommy is playing with hermit crabs

The Island

The rest of the island includes the beach villas and their respective pools and beaches, a buffet restaurant, a small port for Dhoni rides, an activities center with shops, a spa, and a few beach cubs/bars. Other than the the boat ride, and a massage at the spa, we opted to stay in our private area (we had access to the beach villa facilities, but they were too crowded for our liking).

Hanging out at the spa

Hanging out at the spa

And that was it….

It was simple, relaxing, and easy. I don’t like beaches but I loved it here in the Maldives! This is probably the only beach in the world that I would do a repeat trip to. Our experience at the Adaaran Prestige Water Villas was nothing short of heavenly!

Goodbye Dubai, We're Flying to the Maldives!

We Uber’d it to the airport and which took about 30 minutes due to morning traffic. Four hours later and we landed in Male International Airport.

After Immigration & customs, we proceeded to the service booth of our resort, Adaaran Prestige Water Villas, at E2. They sent someone to take our luggage and to help us book our seaplane tickets. After getting our tickets, we took a short bus ride to the seaplane port, where we waited in the Adaaran lounge.

Not much later, we were finally on the seaplane! We made the mistake of sitting in the first row, right behind the pilots. It was a mistake because it was a bit loud. I had to keep my hands on Ava’s ears the whole 40 minutes. Other than that mild hiccups, we didn’t mind the ride. Just being on the seaplane meant that we were almost there!

Dubai - Day 3

We grabbed some light lunch at a place called Zest and proceeded to walk to the Miracle Garden, which was just a block away.

Miracle Garden

After walking over in the blistering heat, we were greeted with closed signs. We had totally forgotten to check the website but it turns out that the Miracle Garden closes during the summer. Luckily for us, the Butterfly Garden was open so it didn’t feel like a wasted trip.

Butterfly Garden

We were dying in the heat outside and was happy to see that the Butterfly Garden was indoors. There are four areas with different types of butterflies in each, with most of them willing to crawl onto your finger if you are gentle enough. Ava loved butterflies back home but being in close proximity to so many terrified her! I had to console her regularly until we got out.


The Frame at Zabeel Park

We were running low on cash so we Uber’d it to Zabeel park. The driver knew we wanted to go to the frame so he dropped us off at the entrance. We had to park the stroller by the ticket office and  then walk a bit to get to the Frame itself. There were security checks and they normally don’t allow drinks inside but allowed us to keep it for Ava. 

Inside and at the the top, windows on both sides of the “Frame” reveal Dubai. One side looks at old Dubai, while the other side overlooks new Dubai.

The coolest feature in our opinion is a section of glass flooring that appears white initially but has some sort of motion detection builtin. When you walk on it, the white layer disappears to reveal street level under you.

Ava wasn’t scared at all (probably because she was still young) and ran back and forth on the glass!

Al Fahidi

A short Uber ride took us to Al Fahidi, the historical district in old Dubai. This area represents traditional life in Dubai during the mid 19th century.

This is also where the restaurant “Local House” is located. It is one of the few places that serve camel meat. Of course, we grabbed dinner there and had a nice camel burger.

Burj Khalifa 

After dinner, we Uber’d it to the Burj Khalifa. Since there is no direct entrance outside, we got dropped off by the ice skating rink again and made our way to the Burj Khalifa by following the signs in the mall. 

Observation Deck

The Burj Khalifa offers two observation points: “At the Top” & “SKY”. The former is the cheaper option and allows access to the 124th and 125th floors, while the latter is the luxury (and more expensive) option and allows access to not only the 124th and 125h floors, but access to the 148th floor as well. We initially wanted to just do “At the Top” but tickets were sold out, so we ended up doing the “SKY” option.

Lesson of this story? If you’re planning to visit the Burj Khalifa, purchase tickets in advance if possible!

The Fountain Show

The fountain shows runs every half hour or so and the length of the fountain show depends on the song chosen. The show we saw was to hero by Enrique Iglesias in Spanish, and for us, it felt perfect. We caught another show while leaving and they were playing an Arabic dance song which, while still awesome, didn’t have the same magic for us.

Largest fountain show in the world

Largest fountain show in the world

That’s All!

And thats it...our last night in Dubai!


Dubai - Day 2

We grabbed breakfast and the hotel grabbed a cab for us. We wanted to hit multiple spots before our desert safari. The hotel was helpful as they communicated all this to the cab driver, and then off we went!

Jumeirah Beach

Due to the proximity of the water, the weather out here was much more humid than where our hotel was. It was also scorching at a nice 110 degrees Fahrenheit, which would explain why the beach was totally empty. Despite the allure of the white sand and turquoise waters, we didn’t stay too long either as just a few minutes out there was already very uncomfortable.

Burj Al Arab

This is the seven star resort in Dubai. Due to time constraints we did not go inside. 

The Atlantis on the Palm Jumeirah

One of two palm shaped islands, the best way to see the palm jumeirah is to skydive from ...unfortunately, we can’t do that with Ava (maybe in 16 years or so 😏). We decided to drive out to the Atlantis resort instead, which is located at the farthest edge of the island. You have go through an underwater tunnel to get there.

Desert Safari

We booked this tour online via Viator and was in constant communication with company via email. The description on the website did not mention dune bashing so this is the one we picked out of numerous competitors. 

We got picked up by our driver at our hotel and upon seeing Ava, he said in his words “100% she will be ok” during the dune bash, which already started to raise alarms. He also said he would take us directly to the camp if it bothers her. How did it go? Read on...

Dune bashing

The driver told kept telling us that kids love it and that it’s not bad and that if we don’t do it, we would affect the trip for others. After some more peer pressuring, we agreed to try it out. What a mistake; the guy blasted music so he couldn’t hear us and then went on “extreme” mode. We eventually managed to get his attention and he ended up leaving us in the middle of the desert at a photo spot while he went and drove off with the other guests. They eventually came back to pick us up and then drove to a camel feeding spot. We made the best of the situation by taking some photos in the desert, and Ava enjoyed feeding the camels at least.

Just feeding some camels with Mom!

Just feeding some camels with Mom!

Bedouin camp 

The camp itself was not as crowded as some of the other ones we drove by. We put our stuff down at our table and grabbed some water, then proceeded to partake in the activities of the camp.



We tried convincing Ava to get some Henna, but she refused. KK ended up getting some done on her instead.

Camel Ride

The ride itself is maybe a minute at most. Still loads of fun for Ava though!


We didn’t have any pictures of this but it consisted of samosas for appetizers and various side dishes (i.e. rice, hummus, etc.) along with Arabic style barbecued meat. The food was overall, pretty decent, with a small desert at the end of it.


There were three performances; a guy that spins, a fire-breather, and a belly dancer. They were spaced throughout dinner. The spinning guy was a bit boring but it got Ava spinning as well. The fire-breather and belly dancing was pretty good though, and made the night go by faster.

This picture was taken by Ava!

This picture was taken by Ava!

Dubai - Night 1

We cabbed it to the Renaissance Hotel after landing and didn’t waste any time. It was about 9 PM but lucky for us, the Dubai Mall and everything inside was still open.

The Dubai Mall

The mall was just a short cab ride away. We got dropped off at the ice skating rink entrance with the main goal being the aquarium and underwater zoo. We figured we could explore the mall as we made our way to the aquarium.

The Souk

We encountered an indoor souk (Arabic bazaar) as we made our way through the mall. We personally thought it was a bit redundant we were in a mall, but I guess this section was there for novelty reasons.


We stopped by the Mijlis cafe for some camel milk ice-cream while we were cutting through the Souk. It’s. Healthier than cow milk and you can tell from the texture (less fat)



We ended up getting the night owl tickets (after 10pm) which were 25% off for the zoo and aquarium. They closed at midnight so it gave us enough time to see both attractions.

While it was cool, it was short. I can say that it is only worth it if you purchase the attraction as a combo. By itself, the underwater aquarium is just too short and provides only a few minutes of wonder.

Underwater Zoo

We had to leave the aquarium and go upstairs on the mall escalator to get to the zoo. 

The underwater zoo was definitely worth it. Not only did it have more sea animals, it also included birds and crocodiles. It took us much longer to go through all the exhibits. 

Up high in the birds area. Ava’s getting a bit tired at this point was had no mood for pictures.

Up high in the birds area. Ava’s getting a bit tired at this point was had no mood for pictures.


The Mall also has a indoor waterfalls with human sculptures!


There was a kids park that we wanted to check out but unfortunately it was closed. Ava didn’t stay too bummed because then she saw all the bright lights in out next area.


This was cool. It is a VR park - a giant arcade of sorts with nothing but VR games. They had a walking dead one with rooms built to simulate a typical building you would see in a zombie game. They also one where you played as John Wick. We didn't play any of the games as we were with Ava, but I'd recommend a try if you are ever there.

Back to the hotel

We grabbed some traditional Emirati cuisine at Milas for dinner and then cabb'ed it back to the hotel. For the first night, we got a decent amount in!

Portugal & Spain Day 12 - Barcelona part two


Montjuic Castle

Montjuic castle offers a gorgeous view of the city and port. There is also an exhibit with a detailed history of the castle and Barcelona. There were even some antique armaments on display. The downside? I had to carry the stroller up the stairs to get up on the battlements.


Park Guel

The line to purchase tickets was ridiculous when we got here. Luckily, I pre-purchased my tickets online! 

It's like walking into candy land!  (the boardgame)

It's like walking into candy land!  (the boardgame)



La Sagrada Familia

The ticket lines were already closed when we got here, so it was a good thing that we purchased tickets online. Unfortunately, I purchased them for the next day =( I had to work with their customer service people to repurchase and get a refund. 

Ridiculous detailing with an amazing  backdrop of construction machinery

Ridiculous detailing with an amazing  backdrop of construction machinery

Gaudi never finished the church, as there was suppose to be eight towers instead of just the four.

Gaudi never finished the church, as there was suppose to be eight towers instead of just the four.


In all honesty, the peak of this attraction was the facade. While the interior and exit was beautiful, it didn't stand out the way the entrance did.

Casa Mila

We grabbed some coffee and croissants at a cafe nearby and walked towards Casa Mila. We stopped by and took pictures outside but didn't go inside. I was not aware that you had to purchase tickets to go inside to see the light show and we were also tight on time. We walked a block down to the next and final stop of the night, Casa Batlo.

Casa Batlo

We showed them our tickets and were for the next day, and the ticket lady just let us in instead of making us repurchase, which was awesome (saved me the work of calling and fixing my mistake!) 

Another wild candlyand house from Gaudi

Another wild candlyand house from Gaudi


They let you checkin your bags and stroller and provide headsets attached to devices that looked like smart phones.(self guided tour). Coolest part about those devices is the use of augmented reality for each room. I'm not an art buff by any means, so if you are interested in the design, head on to Wikipedia to read about the house.

Spain: The End

From there, it was roughly a two mile walk back to our hotel. We grabbed dinner at Senyor Parrelada and that was the end of our last night in spain. Goodbye Spain!

Portugal & Spain Day 11 - Barcelona part one


Gothic District

The Gothic district is the center of what they call Old Barcelona and while it looks 'old', some of the buildings are from the 19th and 20th centuries. If you're interested, you can read about it on Wikipedia when you're done with this post.

 Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulali

While wandering the Gothic quarter, we chanced upon the Barcelona Cathedral. There was a courtyard and a nativity scene. With the sun setting outside, the lighting made everything more beautiful.


We left the courtyard and then started walking towards the Cathedral. Large and grandiose, we went in and paid our respects, then left for dinner. 


Look at the ceiling!

We grabbed dinner and ended our night. Only one more night left in Spain!

Portugal & Spain Day 10 - Zarazoga

Central Market & Roman Murals

The market was closed unfortunately, all we could do was take a quick peek and keep on walking.

Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral-Basilica

We walked around the corner to the basilica, which was less than a minute away from the Central Market and the Roman Murals. Once we got to the plaza, we were greeted with a view of the front of the basilica, which stretched one end to other, across the width of he plaza.


The basilica runs almost the entire length of the plaza

The basilica runs almost the entire length of the plaza


Right across from the basilica is the Ascensor building. They charge an entrance fee but a short elevator ride to the viewing area gives you a nice view of the Zarazoga skyline. We just had to make sure not to fall while down the winding staircase!


We walked to the fortified medieval Islamic castle and got in just before they closed. Aljafería hosts an interesting history, go check it out on Wikipedia here

The interior was absolutely gorgeous. 

Hanging out in front of the facade

Hanging out in front of the facade



Plaza de Toros de Zaragoza


We ended up grabbing food at the Casa Emilio, which was only about a mile away, and then walked it back to our hotel. On the way back, we passed by a bullfighting arena. The city lamps lit up the area and made for quite a scene, so we decided to take a picture.



Portugal & Spain Day 9 - Valencia

We had to wake up this morning nice and early because Valencia was a 6 hour drive. Right outside of the garage was a convenient store, so I picked up a few monsters and waters and went to grab the car. 

I had to drive out of the garage for the GPS to pick up a signal and didn't have enough time to search for my next location. As mentioned in my last post, we were literally driving in alleyways. There were other cars and tons of pedestrians(Monday) so I had to keep moving. My plan was to eventually find my way towards a major road where I wouldn't be in an alleyway and I could pull over. I eventually arrive in what seemed like a dead end. I could see the major road, but there were these little metal poles sticking out that prevented me from getting onto the major road. A car pulled up behind me and my emotions raised. I started to get aggravated at this point. I got out the car to tell the guy to reverse, but he was a local and tells me that I can keep going. He said he would help guide me, pointing out that if I went at an angle for a right turn, I could slip past between two of the poles. He stood there to prevent pedestrians from passing and KK went outside to help guide as well. I eventually made it out with one very minor scrape. My shirt was soaked with sweat at this point. I really hate driving here...with a passion. KK got back in the car and I started to search for our next destination on the GPS. I put in for a restaurant in the college city of Murcia called El Pasaje, as Mucia was the halfway point between Granada And Valencia, breaking up the drive in half. 


After a long drive, we finally arrived. I found street parking nearby and put some coins into the meter. Lunch at El Pasaje was wondeful, but we left after and didn't check anything out in Murcia as time was short and quickly started our drive out to Valencia. The hotel didn't show up on my GPS, even though I could see it on the zoomed map. I ended up putting in for Some plaza nearby instead and started the next part of our very long drive. 

Once I entered the outskirts of Valencia, I tried searching for my hotel again. This time it popped up and I rerouted. It lead us to an alleyway again =(. The hotel sat on the corner of this alleyway street and a main road. I stopped right after pulling into the alleyway, getting ready to back out if I needed to. KK went inside to inquire where the parking garage was. She came back out and told me the garage should be a little further ahead. I drove up a few feet and we found the entrance. I saw the size of the entrance and I started to sweat. It was small. She pressed a button and the doors slid open. Looks like I had to drive the car into an elevator...an elevator about the same size as a hotel n a fancy hotel in the United States. I should of readjusted to get the best angle of entry, but I didn't. There was too much pedestrians walking around and I was already annoyed and aggravated, so I got impatient. We folded in the side mirrors and after some very rough guiding, we made it into the elevator with just a minor scrape. KK was hugging the wall of the elevator and pressed the button to get down. She guided me out and I parked the car. I breathed a side of relief and when I finally got out of the car. Two days in a row of this kind of driving was starting to stress me out. 


We took the elevator up and I started to relax after seeing the very nice lobby. We checked in and made it to our room, fed Ava, and then we went back out shortly. We started walking to the Palace of the Marquis of Dos Aguas. Everything was closed at this point, but we were able to check out the outside for a few pictures. Then we went to the Louis Vuitton store which was just down the street. Ava and I waited outside while KK shopped. She eventually finished up, and we walked to our next location, the Valencia Cathedral. We went inside to take a few pictures, and dropped a small prayer of thanks along with a donation for our awesome vacation! 


We ordered horchata and a thin bun called a Farton, both Valencia specialties from a shop called Berta's. We walked to Plaza de la Virgen and hung out for a bit to finish our little snack. Afterwards, we walked over to the Torres De Serrano and took more pictures. It was interesting because it was a giant ancient gate just sitting smack dab in the middle of a busy street.


Afterwards, we decided to grab dinner at Arrocera Valencia. We ordered our authentic paella and wanted to try the aqua de Valencia, but they were out. The paella was delicious, you can read about it here.

Ava can't gauge depth yet...

Ava can't gauge depth yet...

Next we started the walk home, keeping an out for somewhere that was open and still served the Aqua de Valencia. We eventually made it back to the hotel, not finding anywhere open. Luckily for us, we had a 24/7 bar at the hotel and placed an order, which only came in a pitcher. It was pretty damn good and Ava wanted some too (We had to politely refuse!) I finished up the pitcher cuz KK can't drink too much, and we went upstairs to finish the night.

Just drinking some aqua de Valencia together as a family

Just drinking some aqua de Valencia together as a family