our family spent 24 hours in casablanca, morocco, to start off our spring break trip! originally, when we first bought our tickets for this trip, we had planned to spend a much longer time exploring more cities and areas of morocco, but we switched up our itinerary a few weeks back to have more time in the country side of england. because of this, i know we only saw a snippet of what beautiful morocco has to offer, and i am so anxious to go back and explore the rest of it someday, but we made the best of our short time in casablanca and truly had one of our favorite days of adventure together while there.
it was only a day, but i’m still going to have to share this trip in two posts because naturally, there are wayyyy too many photos. ‘camera happy’ is our middle name when we travel, and you already know i’m the worst at just choosing just a few photos for each post.
so this first post is from our time walking around the grounds and also touring the inside of the hassan II mosque, which is the largest mosque in all of morocco and one where all are welcome inside to observe the beautiful house of worship. one of my favorite things about traveling with the kids is learning all we can about the different cultures and faiths and ways of living with them. being inside this beautiful mosque felt really special for both josh and me, and i think eleanor was also really aware and in awe of it all. after we removed our shoes inside, she knelt down with josh as he talked about what a mosque is and how people use the space. she sat so calmly taking everything in around her. it was very sweet. (the boys will hopefully be more interested next time!)
the kids wanted to hold onto the plastic bags we were given to put our shoes in after touring the inside of the mosque. they had so much fun making “parachutes” with them in the warm wind outside on the grounds afterwards. haha!
conrad being smooshed but for sure one of my all time favorites of these three kiddos of mine. :)
the handsomest samson in all the land. just can’t get over how much this kid has grown up over the past few months!
can’t get over those gorgeous gorgeous doors and all the incredible tile work.
always running with his arm out shouting “SUPERMAN!!!!” or “SUPERCONRAD!!!”
this photo is by samson!!!
it makes me so happy how easily they can just make a new friend wherever they go.
and a photo with all of us!!! hooray!!! (my tip from many failed family photos on the road where our heads are chopped off or out of focus—- set up the shot before hand so when you hand the camera over to the person kind enough to help us, so they are in the correct spot and the lens is zoomed in or out exactly how you’d like it! also- maybe ask someone who has a camera of their own on them, chances are they know what they are doing! always works well if they are also in a group, because then you can take a photo for them as well in exchange!)
this dress, a gift from shop doen, with these white leather sneakers. the kids rain boots (not the best shoe for our day in morocco but have come in handy here in england so far!). samson’s new york destination t-shirt (on sale right now!), conrad’s gingham button down shirt and eleanor’s flutter-sleeve tank top.