Hotel Gran Derby
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... began to worry. My human response is
to go with left brain planning within an inch of my life. But that didn’t feel
aligned with my broader intentions for the journey, and after a few
discouraging inquiries I made a bold decision. I am going to Barcelona without
known specifics. I need to leave room
for the Divine to help, via wonderful people, and to continue to clarify what I
want from this segment. My connections so far have been ...
... a town as more and more pilgrims and tourists make their way there. It has certainly had its ups and downs, the worst when it was looted and put to ruin in the Napoleonic Wars. It is now a thriving concern.
The cable car ride to it and then the two funicular rides to chapels and vantage points are fairly thrilling!
The main boys choir was on tour so we had a short presentation by the youngest of the ...
... In typical 4D fashion you had 3D glasses, moving chairs, air blowing at you, a bit of mist and such. The mist was actually really nice after the Barcelona heat! After the show we headed up the hill to the park. The park lands are very pretty and offer stunning views back down to the city. There isn’t too many structures inside the park, but what there is in typical Gaudi style. Walking around the park was fun, except I was enjoying it more than the other boys ...
Our first visited site in Barcelona couldn't have come at a greater point - The Temple of Tibidabo (literally translated from scripture, "I will give you all of this", as Satan tempted Jesus from the mountaintop). This Church was built as a Salecian Order church, with the land donated to St. John Bosco himself, who had the church built here, at the highest (or one of the highest) points in all of Barcelona! The views were ...
Montserrat & Wine Tour
Its 7:00 pm (we got up around 6:30am - and I thought this was a vacation!?) and we just arrived back from our tour of Montserrat with lunch and an organic winery tour. We were the only two on the tour so it was really nice - the guide was really good and was able to spend lots of time with us and tell us more about the history and culture behind what we were seeing and about Barcelona and Catalonia.