I've always loved to travel, but for one reason or another, a trip to Europe has always eluded me. A few months back, Rachel and I went to southern Spain for a week, and it was fantastic. I finally made it to Europe and can't wait to get back. We flew to Madrid directly from Dallas, but spent most of our time in southern Spain, hopping from town to town across Andalucia. Knowing we only had 7-8 days, we pushed pretty hard trying to take in all we could, visiting as many towns and sites as possible ... it was one of those "I need a vacation after my vacation" kind of trips.

Towns represented in these pics: Granada, Ronda, and Marbella (where we stayed every night as our "base camp").