My Journey to Spain- The Trip There (Part 1)

I have always had that “travel gene” in me. Ever since I was little, I enjoyed getting on a plane and going to the beach!

 

In 10th grade i got a chance to go to Spain (Barcelona and Madrid) with my school!

 

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This was a chance of a lifetime and I absolutely wanted to go on this trip! This was the first time I would be out of the country! After learning about this trip, my parents and I sat down to talk about it and they decided I could go!

Fast Forward about 9 months….

The night before I was going to get on a plane and  go to Spain, I was a littler nervous…. Who would’t be? I just couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that I was currently sitting in my room packing and 24 hours from now I would be in Barcelona!

The drive to the airport was exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. My parents dropped me off, said our goodbyes, and off we went!

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We went from PA to JFK. I remember just having like a 6 hour layover and being really….. bored….. we passed the time by wondering around the airport (which is huge). Finally the time came and we loaded the plane we would be in for the next 7.5- 8  hours.  I was ready until I got on the plane. Once on the plane I had a panic attack. Well now we pulled out of the gate and we were really going over the Atlantic Ocean to Spain…. ahhh!!!

That plane ride was not the best one I ever had. I slept probably 2 hours in half hour increments. I am NOT good with little to no sleep so this was a challenge.

We finally landed in Madrid! It was amazing to see a new country! The one thing that got me was that we didn’t get our gate number right away (Here in the US, they have a gate number for you like hours in advance) . I think we only got our gate an hour before we took off!

We settled in to the third plane ride and were ready to go to Barcelona!

Where was the first place you went out of the country?

Stay tuned for my adventure in Barcelona and Madrid!

Hugs

Nicole

 

 

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Music Monday- Christ is Risen by Matt Maher

 

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Hello everyone!

I thought it would be appropriate  since it is the Easter season to start this new series with a song about the Lord rising on Easter!

Christ is Risen by Matt Maher

One thing you should know about me is that Matt Maher is my favorite artist of all time (I actually got to meet him once at a concert!) He is such an amazing artist and I love the messages in his music….

Ok back to the song….

Jesus suffered and died on the cross for us. He rose again from the grave for us. That is amazing! We now get to live with him for all eternity because he wanted to do that selfless action for us! He washed away our sins and we can be one with the Father again!

 

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These are my favorite words in the entire song because it reminds us that Jesus overcame death and the devil didn’t win!  We all get to stand together in the light of Christ and say our savior overcame the grave!

We are so grateful that Jesus came to save us from our sins, but it didn’t end there! He also preformed his greatest miracle on Easter!

Have a song request? Put it in the comments below!

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Nicole