We're off on our adventure with plenty of magic so far along the way. Secure in the knowledge that the house will be well taken care of in our absence, our first stop included the family magic that results from the joy of a new baby.
While in Edmonton, in the middle of the night texts start pouring in: Wake up, wake up, wake up. Daughter Mari, in Calgary, well aware of my dream to witness the northern lights then texts: AURORA BOREALIS!!! Which way is North?! I text back. She directs me and sure enough, the sky was dancing with green and pink. She saved me a lot of money, that girl. We almost flew to Yellowknife, NWT, to see them for my 60th birthday, but that would have eaten into the Camino budget, so it was put on hold for a future dream that's now come true.
If you live in Edmonton, the University has an aurora prediction website where you can register to be notified of activity in the area. Can't link while posting via the phone, so here's the address: www.aurorawatch.ca . Apparently last night was incredible.
So, we left the expanded family in the good hands of Auntie Ellen, who is filling in for me on Mor-Mor duty, while we headed off for the magic of Spain.