Scenic Routes And Grocery Stores 🏔

Monday 7th –

Goodbye Gran Canaria.🛫

Monday was our last bit of time in Gran Canaria, and it was spent getting ready to leave and head towards the airport.

As the drive to this side of the island had taken almost 2 hours, I was concerned about another long sickening drive back.
Mike reassured me the drive would NOT be as long.
But I did not expect a 20 min. drive…?
“Why are we parking Mike?”
“Cause we are here Jess, early too.”
“How can we be here in 20 min. when it took us 2 hours the other day…?”
“Well, that was the scenic route and this was the normal one.”

So yes, my husband took us two extra hours, through the mountains on terrible roads so we could ‘See more’.
Because you really ‘see more’ when your eyes are closed and your carsick 🙄  


We drove around almost the entire island.

Anyways… Thankfully he seen the sense in taking the normal, short drive back to the airport😏 

Since we had extra time we stopped at another shopping centre to browse a bit.
We browsed to hard and came out with chocolate.
I told him grocery stores were our weakness.

Returned the rental car and got all checked in for the flight back.

We had saved the Sushi to eat during the flight ( it had been refrigerated no worries😝) but then the take off was delayed so we ate it while waiting. 

I bought an awesome, fuzzy, grey and white blanket at one of the stores ( weird souvenir from a hot place but I love it so oh well 😉💗 ) that was perfect for staying warm this flight.
We slept a bit during the first bit but then we got the munchies.
So broke out the snacks and the wallet for another Coffee and later a Redbull.
I haven’t had an energy drink for some time and the half I was allowed, embarrassingly enough to admit, did affect me 😁
I told Mike if he wants me to learn more Dutch, Redbulls may be the way to go since they make me talk a lot more than usual and at least the energy would go somewhere useful then.

I guess we will see if he thinks that plan is worth acting on or if my hyperness is not worth barring for a few extra words learnt in the Dutch language 😜

Once we got back to our car, we headed to Sarah’s house as she had asked if we wanted to have supper there.
So we enjoyed a meal of cheese stuffed chicken, potato wedges and salad.    


Sarah and I discussed our mutual love of movies, massages and food and also how our husbands had the same, somewhat lacking back-rub methods 😉👌🏻
At least we now have each other if the need for a romantic movie and massage arises 😋

After our meal and visit was over we went to a German grocery store.

The fruits and nuts are cheaper in Germany then they are in Holland.
Stocked up on those items and headed to John and Inge’s as we were going to spend the night there.
Fiji was bigger and I don’t think he missed us to much, but I think his babysitters missed us having him 😉

Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

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