Well Mallorca wasn’t a drag, but I’ve had this song in my head for a couple of days now. You know, Counting Crows- Holiday in Spain?! It’s a pretty good song.
I’m sitting in our Barcelona hostel room after a long day. Boone’s asleep in his little tent on the balcony (see pics on facebook-he’s a pretty rockin’ kid for sleeping in a tent). Scott and Nick went to Starbucks to hang out for a bit, so I thought that I’d catch you up on Barcelona so far. We are about three stories up on a pretty busy street, so it’s a bit loud. Overall, it’s a pretty nice, safe place to stay. And this room has worked out nicely to have Boone sleep out on the balcony.
We walked around Barcelona a ton today. I am not use to this much walking. When I go to bed, my feet ache! (Mom, I am so glad you got me those Toms for Mother’s Day…they’ve been a lifesaver. I can’t imagine all this walking in flip-flops!) I think when we go back home, Boone is definitely going to be bored in our little house. We’ll have to go and play at the sand volleyball courts more often, so he’s reminded of the beach.
So, today in Barcelona…we started off by getting lost when trying to find the famous Park Guell. This was a part designed by the late Antoni Gaudi in 1900. He designed this park in order to be a miniature garden of houses for the wealthy. It took us FOREVER to find and we almost gave up. It was beautiful to see, but we were tired so we only stayed about 30 minutes. So many people were there and that was overwhelming.
After Park Guell, we went to La Sagrada Familia. It is a neo-gothic church designed by Gaudi, but it isn’t complete yet. It’s pretty magnificent, but it’s not going to be done for 20-40 years. It was worth seeing. I wish we could have gone inside, but the line was long and it was hot outside. I guess that’s not really a good excuse!
After those two things, we went to La Rambla street. This was a cool area to be in. It was just a bunch of stores and good food. We ended up eating churros and chocolate at a really good little café. Scott’s been wanting to eat them for awhile, so we’re glad that we found a place!
Overall, our trip is going really well. Boone’s still doing really well. He napped in his stroller for about 1.5 hours today and then didn’t even get an afternoon nap. He was still pretty happy. All this traveling, walking, taking the Metro, buses, has allI been pretty exhausting and I am looking forward to a couple of low key days in Madrid on Monday/Tuesday before we head to Italy on Tuesday evening. We are flying into Pisa (the Leaning Tower of Pisa) and then off to Cinque Terre. If you haven’t goggled images of Cinque Terre, please do. It’s going to be amazing.
I think if Scott were writing this, it would be a lot more interesting. I guess I just like to write the facts. Maybe I’ll get Scott to write the next blog. Change of writers will be good for you all to read.
I’ll get pictures up probably on Monday. The internet is slow here.
So until later, buenos noche.