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I said goodbye to Margita for the second time in Spain as she headed out to fly back home to Oregon. My time with her has been so special and I know we will have more adventures together over the months to come. There is time for me to take a walk along the Ramblas down to the Columbus statue and to consider a time gone by when Europeans set their sights on the ...
... an old bull ring that had been made into a shopping centre when bull fighting ceased a couple of years ago. There was also a beautiful park under which is a water reservoir. This helps with rain run off and limits flooding while at the same time watering the plants. Then we went down into town and were left In the city centre. We walked down La Rambla, which is like a Main Street, and found a department store. Upon entry and ...
... we have a special room and he wants to
escort us to the room. OK…sure….whatever….Tu rns out he was the head Concierge.
OK….the room. Are you ready for this? We got the Penthouse Dome Suite. YES!!!
Damn. We’re only here for one
night! A two story suite under one
roof. Spectacular view. Sumptuous furnishings – there’s a couch for
goodness sake!! Bang ...
... back back back“. Ellie didn’t quite like the idea of going down to the water so she hung out in her new swimsuit on the beach staring disdainfully at the ocean. This was her first time ever at a beach and she seemed quite stunned with all the sand.. Her look said “wow, this is a really huge sandbox”!!!. She sat by mama and watched the scene skeptically in her new swimsuit.
Finally, at about 9 pm it was time to call ...
... by the tourism traffic that runs all the time.
While in Barcelona we stayed in an area of the city known as Gracia. It wasn’t until after we had left Barcelona did I realize that two characters of The Shadow of the Wind took a tram to this quaint, hip part of Barcelona. It is frustrating, in a good way, to have to rely on my imagination and Google images to envision what Gracia looked like over 60 years ago. ...