Back in 2002, while Bobby was studying at the USAFA, he was selected for a summer immersion language program (also through the Olmsted Foundation, the same foundation that has given us these three wonderful years in Europe). It was his first visit to Europe and he quickly fell in love. In fact, when we started the Olmsted Scholar application process a few years ago, Salamanca was on the top of his list for places to live. Although we are extremely happy with the way things worked out here in Firenze, it is easy for me to see why he has always loved the Spanish culture and in particular, the city of Salamanca. After a four hour drive in very wet and windy conditions, we arrived in the popular university town.