We received the exciting news today from the Spanish Consulate in Los Angeles that our visa applications have been approved! We just need to pick them up. So, it's now real. We will be in Spain mid-July.
We are so grateful to the Los Angeles Consulate for their well-designed and information-rich website. We are also grateful to the staff who so quickly responded via email to our questions while we were trying to understand the complex application process. And we are especially grateful to the people who greeted us so warmly and professionally, and then reviewed and processed our applications. We can't wait to become absorbed in Spanish life and culture!