Our neighbor invited us ice fishing… And so we went. On the way we stopped at 3 places looking to buy a fishing license. We purchased the family deal and saved $15, just another perk of being married… Cheaper fishing licenses.
Our neighbor Chuck and his buddies had already been fishing for awhile when we drove up, conveniently we parked on the ice right next to the popup huts.
Neither Ryan nor I caught anything but it was fun to drink a beer and hope for bites.
We took a break from the strenuous ice fishing and went in a snowmobile ride. It was my first time on a snowmobile. And it was dark and on a lake.
Red Bull Crashed Ice came back to St. Paul for the second year. This year we were in town to watch. It was great to see. We had to leave because our toes were freezing.
We took a ferry from Tarifa to Tangier, Morocco. We arrived in Tarifa around 10am, parked the car, and bought our ferry tickets. In Tangier we were bombarded with tour guides when we got off the boat. We managed to walk into the city and avoid all the guides. We explored the city. We walked through the market full of fresh meat, produce and seafood. We had lunch at Hamadi restaurant. I had vegetable couscous, Ryan had lamb. After, we all had hot mint tea and Moroccan sweets.
After lunch we went shopping- Moroccan rug shopping. We stopped in a shop and Mohammed attempted to sell us rugs while we sipped on mint tea. We bought a large blanket. After shopping we wandered back to the boat.
We brought in the New Year in Spain. On New Year’s Eve our Spanish family all gathered at La Misa for an amazing dinner with multiple courses – seafoods, meats and more! After the meal we all gathered in the living room to sing and watch the New Year’s broadcasted on TV. At Midnight, we ate 12 grapes, one grape at each bell. Then we headed out to meet up with friends at a bar. Happy 2013!