WW #75: Things to Do in Spain with Kids GIVEAWAY

Hello everyone.  Hope that your summer is going well and that you are managing to fit in some good bonding time with your kiddos.  With my boys away at a sleep away soccer camp, I savored two tranquil weeks alone with my girls. On a whim, I decided to take them to Madrid for the weekend and to do some day trips from there.

Moms of more than one, how do you manage to get alone time with your kids?  Comment below and enter our weekly giveaway!

Here are Annaliese and Marielle at the Barcelona train station awaiting our train.  The speed train from Barcelona to Madrid took only two and a half hours and the bucolic view plus some new sticker books were enough to keep them occupied.  I even managed to take a nap!  They also sold a delicious brand of potato chips!


With no big brothers around to do the heavy lifting, we had to cart our own suitcase around!


On our first night, we decided to stay up late, go out for dinner and then enjoy the lights of Madrid at night. To me, one of the finest things to do in Madrid is simply to enjoy the regal architecture.  In the heat of summer, this is best done early in the morning and during the evening hours.  My girls usually get to bed by 8 so you can see how happy they were here to have Mommy snapping photos at 10 p.m.!  When in Rome … 




The next day, we took a day-long bus trip to Toledo, Segovia and Avila, three other historic towns in Spain.  Here are the girls looking out over Toledo.  Once the Spanish capital, Toledo is also known for being the home of Spanish painter El Greco.


After a brief respite on our air-conditioned bus, we headed down to see this Roman aqueduct in Segovia.  This aqueduct ran nearly 80 miles, providing water to the city from the mountains above during the Roman empire.  Amazing that this level of technology existed 2,000 years ago!



The girls delighted in making the acquaintance of a real Roman solider outside the walls of the city castle.



After Segovia, we swept through Avila, staying just long enough to admire its majestic, medieval walls.


With our family on the move, I’ve been snapping too many photos per week to include in my Wrap Ups but I promise more images through the videos I’ve shot from our trips.

Thanks so much for reading and check back in this week for some more fun content.



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  • Betsy R Barnes

    I’m a mom of one, so it was easy to spend alone time. If I had more, I would probably set up a schedule with hubby, giving us both time to spend with them.

  • Liberty Thompson

    I adore your girls matching dresses and I love your tips to get away and have alone time.

    • Me too!! I love those dresses! Thanks so much for reading Liberty!

  • Marian F.

    We plan day trips from time to time and I will alternate kids when running errands that way each of my kids will get some alone time with me. Sometimes we do lunch or ice when we run errands.

    • Sounds like a good plan in place. 🙂 Thanks for reading Marian!!

  • Julie Wood

    I always manage to spend tons of time with my kids! They are my family and I love them tons! I hope you had a lot of fun on your trip, and your kids look so cute in the pictures

    • Good for you! Family time is so important. Thanks as always Julie for commenting! Really appreciate you reading and entering! xo

  • Ashley Bree Perez

    I always plan time with the kiddos. (: I love all of your tips.

    • Good for you! Thanks so much for reading!

  • shellypeterson

    How fun! Looks like some great girls time! 🙂

    • It was! Loved some mother daughter time with my girls. Thanks for reading!!

  • Natalie

    It looks like you had a great trip and got to see lots of historic sites!

    • We did! Very lucky! Thanks for reading! 🙂

  • natasha

    Love it! Spending time with the kids is the best!

    • It really is! Thanks for reading!

  • Lisa Brown

    Thank you for the chance 🙂

  • Vero M

    Wow thanks for sharing.

  • Marie Lowther

    Thank you for sharing and the chance to win a gift card!

    • Sure! Thanks for entering! 🙂

  • Foxxtrixx

    Wow! So cool! And thanks for the chance to win a gift card. That’s very generous of you.

  • slehan

    The girls are so cute in their matching dresses.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  • Anel Winney

    The walks and castles look amazing ! I love the matching dresses the girls are wearing!

  • Brandon Sparks

    So very awesome. Thanks for having this giveaway..