We made it! The Hus and I are currently in Spain, at the base library.
After a wonderful couple days in Charleston with my extended family, where we got our pre-trip relaxation, we realized that Charleston didn't have the flights we wanted, and drove Monday night up to Springfield, caught 4 hours of sleep and a couple hugs from the in-laws and then drove as the sun rose over snowy Delaware to Dover AFB. We walked in at 8:15, were immediately pushed to the front of the line in front of all the retirees and caught a flight out at 11:55 - the first one. 7 hours of alternately napping and playing sudoku (this must be what it's like to be a dog), we arrived safe and sound in Rota, Spain at 2:30 am, local.
Now, having a full night's rest under our belts, we're on our way to the NEX and then to walk around Rota. I hear there's a lovely little Gypsy market outside the main gate.
To all of you following us through the blog, we will update as much as possible without planning around computer time. Pictures will be posted upon arrival in the US.